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London County Council: Comprehensive Development Areas, 1944-c1960

 Series
Identifier: PJM/LCC/E
London County Council: Comprehensive development areas consists of:
  1. City of London, (1947-1959)
  2. Stepney / Poplar, ( 1940-1961 )
  3. Bermondsey, ( 1944-1959 )
  4. South Bank, (1949-c1960)
  5. Elephant and Castle, (1951-c1956 )
  6. Bunhill Fields, ( 1950s )
  7. Lewisham Clock Tower, ( 1950s )
  8. Woolwich, ( 1950s )
  9. general comprehensive development areas files, ( 1950s )

Dates

  • 1944-c1960

Creator

Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

5 boxes and 73 plan files

Conditions Governing Access

Material relating to living individuals may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Extent

From the Sub-Fonds: 3.5 metres

Biographical / Historical

Under the Town and Country Planning Act (1947) Comprehensive Development Areas (CDAs), proposed by a local authority and approved by the Secretary of State, allowed land and property to be acquired, for broad planning purposes, using compulsory purchase orders, if necessary. The Administrative County of London Development Plan, (1951) , identified 100 areas in need of comprehensive development but it was only feasible to designate eight CDAs: City of London, Stepney / Poplar, Bermondsey, South Bank, Elephant and Castle, Bunhill Fields, Lewisham Clock Tower and Woolwich.

The Reconstruction Areas Group (RAG), with Percy Johnson-Marshall as senior planner, was set up within the Planning Division of the London County Council's Architects Department to administer the CDAs, in 1949. Work continued in some CDAs after the Planning Division was reorganised in 1956, with Percy Johnson-Marshall overseeing those which fell within the jurisdiction of the North East Group.

Physical Description

5 boxes and 73 plan files

Archivist's Note

None

Sarah Higgins 17 February 2004

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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