Conisborough Housing – Satisfied With Work Done

August 1923

Mexborough & Swinton Times, August 18

Conisboro┬┤ Housing
Satisfied With Work Done

The Conisbrough U.D.C. had presented to them, on Monday evening, a report from the Housing and Town Planning Committee. This Committee had inspected the housing site that day and reported “that the work and materials inspected were found to be satisfactory”.

Mr. Brocklesby expressed satisfaction with the progress made, which was greater than they really expected. They should, he thought have a very nice type of house, a very suitable one, and one superior to many erected in the past few years. There were more conveniences and every labour-saving arrangement.

Mr. Maxfield asked if any plan had been adopted in reference to letting the houses.

The Chairman (Mr. Hurley) said that nothing had been done in that direction yet. The most important thing was to get the houses up first. Their Committee would scrutinise the applications very carefully.

The Clerk (Mr. H. M. Marshall): There will have forms for applicants to fill in.

The Surveyor (Mr. Thirwall) said he had received 131 applications to date, and the Chairman assured the Council that the applications would be treated purely on their merits, and without regard to the order in which they were received.

The report was approved.

The Committee also recommended that 24 square yards of land fronting the plot owned by Mr. W. H. Ellis, in Park Road, be exchanged for a similar area at the rear of the plot and owned by the Council.

This was adopted by the Council.

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