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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Southwark, Borough of]
5.—Clearance Areas (Section 25).
(a) During 1953 two areas have been represented for clearance
under Section 25, involving 13 properties, as follows:—
Dodson Street Area:
Dodson Street, Nos. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.
Webber Row, No. 51.
Represented 7.10.53 L.C.C. later stated that they
propose to deal with this area as part of a larger scheme,
Gray Street Area:
Gray Street, Nos. 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76.
(b) During 1953 the following houses were demolished in
consequence of a Sec. 25 Order:—
1 and 2, Quilp Street. Order reported sealed 17.12.52
(c) The following areas were represented for clearance in 1952,
but objections to the compulsory purchase orders were made
in 1953 to the Minister, and a public inquiry was held at the
Town Hall in June. The compulsory purchase orders were
confirmed on 15.9.53:—
Lytham Street, No. 1) Previously Termed
Lytham Street, No. 2) Doctor Street area.
6.—Overcrowding (Section 59).
A notice was served on the landlord of the following property
in respect of overcrowding of first floor rooms:—
85, Gurney Street.
On 23.11.53 and the overcrowding was abated in 1954.
Inspections, Housing Consolidated Regs. 9
,, ,, section 9 —
,, ,, section 11 45
,, ,, section 12 66
,, ,, section 25 187
Total Re-inspections 1,860
Other visits (complaints, etc.) 62
Informal Notices served (Housing Consolidated Regs.) —
,, Notices complied with 81
Sec. 9 Notices served 1
,, ,, complied with —