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Encyclopedia > New towns in the United Kingdom

Below is a list of some of the new towns in the United Kingdom created under the various New Town Acts of the 20th century. A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


Designated new towns were removed from local authority control and placed under the supervision of a Development Corporation, all of which have now been disbanded. The Corporations were later disbanded with assets being split between local authorities and, in England, the Commission for New Towns (now English Partnerships). In the United Kingdom, Development Corporations are bodies set up by national government and charged with the urban development of an area, outside the usual system of Town and Country Planning in the United Kingdom. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... English Partnerships (or EP) are the regeneration agency for the UK, performing a similar role on a national level to that fulfilled by Regional Development Agencies on a regional level. ...

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Early new towns

Map sources for Letchworth at grid reference TL215325 Letchworth, officially Letchworth Garden City, is a town in Hertfordshire, England. ... The Garden city movement was founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in England in 1898 as an approach to urban planning. ... Location within the British Isles Welwyn Garden City is a town (not a city) in Hertfordshire, England. ... The Garden city movement was founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in England in 1898 as an approach to urban planning. ... Places Hatfield is the name of some places around the world. ...

England

First wave

Basildon is a new town in the Basildon district of Essex in the East of England. ... Map sources for Bracknell at grid reference SU870693 Bracknell is a town of about 50,000 people (1991) in Bracknell Forest borough, in the English county of Berkshire. ... Corby is an industrial town and a local government district located 8 miles north of Kettering in Northamptonshire, England. ... Map sources for Crawley at grid reference TQ2736 Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. ... Harlow is a local government district and new town in Essex, United Kingdom. ... Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... Location within the British Isles Newton Aycliffe is a town in County Durham, England. ... Location within the British Isles Peterlee is a new town in County Durham, England. ... Stevenage is a town and district in Hertfordshire, England, and is part of the London Commuter Belt. ... Welwyn Hatfield is a local government district in southern Hertfordshire. ...

Second wave

Redditch is a town and local government district in Worcestershire, England, just south of the West Midlands urban area. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of the former Runcorn Urban District Council Runcorn is an industrial town in the unitary authority of Halton, Cheshire, England on the southern banks of the River Mersey at the site of the rivers first bridge crossing. ... Location within the British Isles Skelmersdale is a New Town, by far the largest town in the district of West Lancashire. ... Map sources for Washington, Tyne and Wear at grid reference NZ3157 Washington is a town in the county of Tyne and Wear in northeast England. ... Map sources for Cramlington at grid reference NZ2676 St Nicholass Church dawsa is gay The small town of Cramlington in the county of Northumberland is situated nine miles north of the provincial city of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the north east of England. ... See also Killingworth, Connecticut. ...

Third wave

Central Lancashire was a designated new town in England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Milton Keynes Milton Keynes (pronounced ) is a purpose-built, high technology city in South East England. ... This article is about Northampton in England; for other places of the same name see Northampton (disambiguation) Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England upon the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire. ... Peterborough is a cathedral city and unitary authority in the East of England Peterborough Town Hall is located 73. ... Map sources for Telford at grid reference SJ6909 Telford is a new town in Shropshire, England, part of the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin. ... Warrington is a large town and borough in North West England, between Manchester and Liverpool. ...

Modern developments

No new towns have been designated since 1970.

Location within the British Isles Cambourne is a new town about nine miles (14 km) west of Cambridge, England, lying in the district of South Cambridgeshire and the county of Cambridgeshire, on the A428 road between Cambridge and St. ... There are a variety of architectural styles in the town Poundbury is an experimental New town -- or more correctly a new village -- on the edge of Dorchester in the county of Dorset, England. ...

Wales

Cwmbran (Welsh: Cwmbrân) is a new town in Monmouthshire, Wales, established in the 1950s to provide new employment in the south eastern portion of the South Wales coalfield. ... Newtown (Welsh: Y Drenewydd) is a town with a population of 10,542 (1993) in Powys, in the traditional county of Montgomeryshire, mid Wales, lying on the River Severn. ...

Scotland

Cumbernauld is a new town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, created in 1956 as a population overflow for Glasgow. ... East Kilbride (Cille Bhrìghde an Ear in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in West Central Scotland, about 10 miles south of Glasgow. ... Glenrothes is one of the Scottish new towns, created in the post-war era circa 1948, from an amalgamation of small farming communities. ... Irvine is a coastal new town in Ayrshire, Scotland, administered by North Ayrshire council. ... Livingston is a town in central Scotland. ...

Northern Ireland

Craigavon is a New Town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, consisting mainly of residential development. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
New towns in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Designated new towns were removed from local authority control and placed under the supervision of a Development Corporation, all of which have now been disbanded.
The New Towns Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 gave the Minister of Development of the Government of Northern Ireland the power to designate an area as a New Town, and to appoint a Development Commission.
The New Towns Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 was passed to enable the establishment of the Londonderry Development Commission to replace the County Borough and rural district of Londonderry, and implement the Londonderry Area Plan.
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