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New Towns


1947

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    "...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 ‘development corporations’ set up under the Act were each responsible for one of the projected towns. Stevenage, in Hertfordshire, was the first new town created under the Act, with ten others following by 1955. Most were intended to accommodate the overspill of population from London. Since the 1950s, Parliament has authorised further developments in England, Scotland and Wales....Parliament saw it as essential to restrict the growth of large cities. The Town and Country Planning Act of 1947 laid down procedures to control urban sprawl into the countryside. All planning was to be subject to planning permission by local councils..."
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    www.parliament.uk
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    Link: http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/towncountry/towns/overview/newtowns/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 7 months ago
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