2 MAY 1931, Page 11


What is necessary in building is even more so in town- planning. In the experience of the Sevenoaks and District Housing and Town-Planning Association, for instance, the local authority and the Ministry of Health are often acting at cross purposes, each without full knowledge of the other's intentions, and the speculative builders drive their motor lorries through the gap. Thus while our present slums hold their own, or rather more, in the struggle about their abolition, we are still busily creating our slums of the future, as anyone entering or leaving London by train can see for thornrelves

The new Bill will tighten things up, but, as the Association point out, much more can be done with the present powers.

It is to everybody's interest to see that it is done. * * * *