Handbook to the Housing and Town Planning ACT, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

Handbook to the Housing and Town Planning ACT, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Handbook to the Housing and Town Planning Act, 1909 The issue of this volume has been delayed in the hope that the Town Planning Regulations and Provisions of the Local Government Board might be added, but up to the time of going to press they have not made their appearance SO they will form the subject of a small supplement uniform in style and Size with the present pages. The A B C of the Housing and Town Planning Act which precedes the text of the Act itself will be found convenient for purposes of reference, and the table of previous Acts of Parliament at the end of the book will be useful for bringing up-to-date the text Of Acts contained in the two previous volumes. As for the Act itself, it will be well for housing reformers not to expect too much from it in its present form. Many clauses, which on the face of things appear to give very valuable powers, were robbed Of much of their effectiveness after passing the committee stage of the House of Commons. In practice they will be sadly lacking in effectiveness. The National Housing Reform Council, backed by special representative Conferences of the Local Authorities, will strive in the future as in the past to give the fullest possible encouragement to the use of these powers. They will, however, also work strenuously for such amendments at an early date as will make it possible, first, to bring home to the public the real nature and extent of existing housing evils, and in the next place to secure for municipalities not only full powers for dealing with these evils, but also such facilities in respect Of cheap land, cheap money, and reduced burdens on dwelling houses as will enable the very poor to be housed in a cheaper and more satisfactory manner. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243165234
  • 9780243165230