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Committee reports and agenda: Town Planning Committee, 1950-1959

Identifier: PJM/LCC/A/1

Scope and Contents

Committee reports and agenda: Town Planning Committee consists of:

  1. agenda , (1950-1958)
  2. reports, (1945-1959)
  3. notes of decisions, (1958-1959)
  4. County Planning Report, (1950s)
  5. sub-committee papers, (1950-1959)


  • Creation: 1950-1959


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

11 files

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

The London County Council Town Planning Committee was a sub-committee of the full Council, which convened to consider planning applications under the regulations of the Town & Country Planning Act (1947) . In arriving at its decisions, the Committee sought the recommendations of the Town Planning Division of the Architect's Department which in turn gathered opinions from Council officials in its various departments, such as Parks and Roads, as well as from non-Council bodies and statutory undertakers such as the Thames Ports Authority, the Metropolitan Police Service and London Transport. A number of planning sub-committees existed to consider specific aspects of development proposals, with specialist sub-committees to consider: (compliance with) the Development Plan; Areas of High Fire Risk, Redevelopment and Road Improvements, Architectural and Historic Buildings; London Bye Laws; Special Improvements and Developments. Developments, on behalf of London County Council, by its own Architect's Department, were also subject to this process. A decision by the Town Planning Committee was equivalent to a recommendation for approval, or rejection, by the Full Council. The Full Council often considered large or important developments, in the first instance.


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