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After War Construction.

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After War Construction. HOUSING AND TOWN PLANNING. Mr Lleufer Thomas presided at the annual meeting of the Welsh Housing and Development Association, at the Y.M.C.A., Cardiff, last week, and was supported by Lady Boston, Dr. J. Lynn Thomas, C.B., C.M.G., Mr Lovat Fraser, Miss E. P. Hughes, Mr S. Fisher, Mr Peter Wright, Mr H. Randall, and Mr E. L. Chappell, secretary. The annual report stated that much-useful work had been done preparatory to after-war construction. Ac- tion was now being taken with a view to the comple- tion of the amalgamation with the Welsh Housing .h- sociation. Arrangements had been made with the National Housing and Town Planning Council to hold. under their joint auspices, a two days' conference of local authorities and other organisations at Cardiff, and a conference in conjunction with the South Wales Miners' Federation and other Trade Unionists at Car- diff in March. Statistics showed that in Wales 189 au- thorities possess t-own planning powers; and four are pre- paring schemes. Reference was made to the great de- velopments at Chepstow, and, as the result of a Local Government Board inquiry, the local authority had now given an undertaking to prepare a town planning scheme immediately after the war. The chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, expressed the view that the development otehousing, during the war was part of the debt due to the men at the front. As the result of the amalgamation of the past year, Wales would now have one body to focus public opinion and to make representations on In-half of Wales and Monmouthshire. What was wanted in many places was not so much town planning as regional plan- ning. Lady Boston seconded, and the report was adopted. Major David Davies, M.P.. was re-elected president, Lady Boston deputy.president, and Mr C. T. Ruthen, I treasurer. On the proposition of Mr Lovat Fraser, seconded hy Mr C. T. Ruthen, a resolution was adopted urging local authorities to prepare without delay town planning schemes, that the Government should be asked to an- nounce as soon as possible its intentions with regard to the financing of housing schemes, and that a strong de- mand be made for the allocation by the Government of a sum of not less than £ 5,000,000 for expenditure on es- tate development and housing sc-hemes in the Princi- pality. The suspected perpetrator of the Cefn-coed window- smashing outrages, who escaped from the Merthyr Workhouse Infirmary by scaling a high wall and drop- ping into the Thomastown Churchyard, but who return- ed later in the day, made off again on the following day by adopting the same method. He visited his home at Cefn shortly after 3 o'clock and went to bed. At 10 p.m. he wandered off again around Pontsarn, returning some time during the night.

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