New Towns


The New Towns Act of 1946 led to the development 'new tows' to alleviate housing shortages and relocate populations in poor or bombed-out housing following World War 2. Many new towns were developed in the UK, often developed near or around small historic villages, and each initially placed under the supervision of a development corporation. In the North East of England the new towns were Newton Aycliffe (1947), Peterlee (1948) and Washington (1964). In addition, whist not officially designated new towns, there was substantial planned expansion of existing towns (e.g. Cramlington and Killingworth) to provide accommodation for "overspill" from densely populated areas.
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New towns Exhibition. Royal Academy, London. 1959 Catalogue

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Newton Aycliffe
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Newton Aycliffe
- Overview About Newton Aycliffe Map Street View Newton Aycliffe is a town located about 5 miles north of Darlington in County Durham. It was established as New Town Aycliffe on 19th ...
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Peterlee
- Overview About Peterlee Map Street View   Peterlee is a small town built under the New Towns Act of 1946, in County Durham, England. Founded in 1948, Peterlee town originally ...
Washington, Tyne & Wear
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Washington, Tyne & Wear
- Overview About Washington Villages of Washington Map   Donwell Usworth  Concord Sulgrave Albany Glebe Barmston Biddick Washington Village (the original village) Columbia Blackfell Oxclose Ayton Lambton Fatfield Harraton Rickleton Washington ...
Cramlington
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Cramlington
- Overview About Cramlington Map   Cramlington is a town and civil parish in the county of Northumberland, North East England, situated 9 miles north of the city of Newcastle upon ...
Killingworth
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Killingworth
- Overview History Map Street View Killingworth Village Killingworth Colliery Killingworth Waggonway Dial Cottage Killingworth Lake St John's Church Killingworth New Town Killingworth Towers Research Station GS High School Medieval According ...
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Victor Pasmore's Apollo Pavilion

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Layout of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England

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Newton Aycliffe Town Centre

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Living Heritage - New Towns
- "...The 1946 New Towns Act established an ambitious programme for building new towns. It gave the government power to designate areas of land for new town development. A series of ...

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