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A town planner compares a model of Stevenage as it was on 13 July 1949 with a draft of the master plan.
A town planner compares a model of Stevenage as it was on 13 July 1949 with a draft of the master plan.
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After World War Two, there was a need for social and economic reconstruction. Disagreements concerning land use and planning and development were central to the break up of the wartime coalition between Labour and the Conservatives.

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Conservative policies 1951-1964

Search using Town and Country Planning Bill Greater London Plan New Towns Act

Further reading

  • Aldridge, M., The British New Towns: A Programme Without a Policy (London: Routledge, 1979)
  • Clapson, M., Invincible Green Suburbs, Brave New Towns: Social Change and Urban Dispersal in Post-war England (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998)
  • Cox, A., Adversary Politics and Land (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984)
  • Cullingworth, J.B., Environmental Planning, 1939-69: Vol. 4 Land Values, Compensation and Betterment (London: H.M.S.O, 1981)

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