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Land Use and Social Adjustment

Nature volume 154, pages 559563 (04 November 1944) | Download Citation



THE scheme outlined in the White Paper on the Control of Land Use* issued by the Government in June last, together with a Bill facilitating the public acquisition, at 1939 prices, of damaged and decayed urban areas in Great Britain for planned redevelopment as single units, although following closely the recommendations of the Uthwatt Report on this aspect of the problem, had a poor reception. The merits of the Government scheme as a means of solving the particular problem of compensation and betterment have in fact been obscured by dissatisfaction with its attitude towards the wider question of land-ownership, and with its unwillingness to adopt a positive planning policy. The importance of the latter has been emphasized by events during the recess.

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