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Building Land (Leaflets)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what leaflets of advice or instruction issued by his Department are available to people who own, or are contemplating buying, plots of land for building purposes; what the reference numbers of such leaflets are; and where they may be obtained.

With permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of leaflets which have been issued in this connection by my Department and the Central Land Board, and indicating where they may be obtained.

Is the Minister aware of the necessity for making it widely known where these leaflets can be obtained because, at the moment, there is a considerable amount of misapprehension as to rules in connection with the Town and Country Planning Act?

I am aware of that fact. There are two forms of leaflets, some issued by our Ministry and some issued by the Central Land Board itself. But, broadly, they are free, and can be obtained from the Central Land Board, the Ministry of Town and Country Planning or local authorities.

Following is the list:

The Ministry of Town and Country Planning have issued leaflets entitled:

  • 1. The Town and Country Planning Act, 1947. Notes for the guidance of buyers and sellers of land for development purposes in the period between the passing of the Act and the Appointed Day.
  • 2. P.R.2. The Town and Country Planning Act, 1947—Its effect on private developers and landowners.
  • 3. P.R.3. The Town and Country Planning Act, 1947—Claims for exemption from Development Charge by owners of land ripe for development.
  • 4. P.R.4. The Town and Country Planning Act, 1947—Land held for charitable purposes.
  • All these leaflets are free and can be got from the Ministry.

    The Central Land Board have issued leaflets entitled:

  • 1. House 1. Advice on buying and selling a site for building a house.
  • 2. House 2. Payments and Development Charges on single house plots owned on or before 1st July, 1948.
  • 3. Explanatory Pamphlet on Payments in respect of depreciation of Land Values. (Form S.I.A.).
  • 4. Explanatory Pamphlet on Development Charge. (Form D.1.A.).
  • All these leaflets are free and can be got from the Central Land Board, the Ministry or local authorities.