1930 Housing Act Clearance Areas

Referred to in Health Reports as Clearance Areas, and confirmed by the Ministry of Health, under the 1930 Housing Act.

1932 Health Report

FIELDGATE LANE CLEARANCE AREA.

A start has been made in the direction of clearing some of the insanitary areas of this district. The nine houses in Fieldgate Lane were scheduled as a clearance area.

These houses are all in a damp condition and in a very bad state of repair, and the front rooms are dark, due to the fact that the surrounding wall of the Gas Works is only about seven feet away.

The inhabitants, numbering 48 persons, will be housed in the new Council flats at Tamworth Lane.

The owners of this property appealed against this Order, and a public enquiry was held by the Minister of Health on October 25th, 1932. The Minister of Health has, however, confirmed the Order.

Source: Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Mitcham, Wellcome Trust, page 32


1933 Health Report

CLEARANCE AREA No. 2.

Seventeen houses in Lewis Road, known as Claremont Cottages, were scheduled as a clearance area. The seventeen families, with a total of 50 persons, will be housed in the new Council housing estate in Pear Tree Close. There was no appeal against the Order, which has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

CLEARANCE AREA NO. 4.

Four cottages known as 87, 89, 91, 93, Miles Lane, have been scheduled as a clearance area. There are four families residing in these cottages with a total population of 17 persons. The Order has not yet been confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

CLEARANCE AREA NO. 5.

Three buildings known as 79, 81, 83, Commonside East, have been scheduled as a clearance area This is a block of three wooden buildings ; the woodwork is all decayed, the floors and ceilings are defective and the attics unusable. There are three families, with a total of nine persons, living in this block. The Order has not yet been confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

Source: Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Mitcham, Wellcome Trust, page 32


1934 Health Report

During the year the following clearance orders were confirmed by the Minister of Health:

CLEARANCE AREA No. 4.

Four cottages known as 87, 89, 91, 93 Miles Road.

CLEARANCE AREA No. 5.

Three buildings known as 79, 81, 83 Commonside East.

CLEARANCE AREA No. 6.

Nine cottages known as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Berkeley Place. An objection having been made to this Order a local inquiry was held on April 24, 1934. The Order was confirmed.

CLEARANCE AREA NO. 7.

Eight cottages known as 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117 Rowan Terrace. An objection having been made to this Order a local inquiry was held on April 24, 1934. The Order was confirmed.

CLEARANCE AREA No. 8.

A row of back-to-back cottages known as 85 – 143 (odd numbers) Smiths Buildings, Commonside East. An objection having been made to this Order a local inquiry was held on April 24, 1934. The Order was confirmed.

CLEARANCE AREA NO. 9.

Eight buildings known as 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31 Church Buildings, Church Road. The occupiers of these houses will be rehoused in the Council Housing Estate in Lewis Road.

Source: Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Mitcham, Wellcome Trust, page 33


1935 Health Report

During the year the following clearance orders were confirmed by the Minister of Health after holding a local inquiry:-

CLEARANCE AREA No. 10.

Two houses known as 13 and 15, Western Road.

CLEARANCE AREA No. 10A.

Eight houses known as 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29, Western Road and 145, Love Lane.

CLEARANCE AREA No. 11.

Nine houses known as 31. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39, Commonside West.

CLEARANCE AREA No. 11A.

Four houses known as 41, 42, 44 and 46, Commonside West.

Source: Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Mitcham, Wellcome Trust (PDF), page 39


1936 Health Report

During the year the following clearance order was confirmed by the Minister of Health after holding a local inquiry:-

CLEARANCE AREA No. 12.

Fifty-four houses known as 1 – 51 and 2 – 56 (inclusive), Queens Road.

Source: Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Mitcham, Wellcome Trust, page 44


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