Bant, Netherlands, Europe
Year1949latitude: 52° 46'
longitude: 5° 45'
Planning organizationWieringermeer Directorate
Nationality initiator(s)Netherlands
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Th.G. Verlaan
Design organization
Inhabitants1,400 (2005)
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature- Duin, R.H.A. and G. de Kaste; The pocket guide to the Zuyder Zee project; 1990
- Wal, Coen van der; In Praise of Common Sense. Planning the Ordinary. A Physical Planning History of the New Towns in the IJsselmeerpolders; 1997
- Wal, Coen van der; Villages in the IJsselmeerpolders. From Slootdorp to Zeewolde; 1986

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
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Company Town
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Private Corporation
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Bant, early 1950
source: Nieuw Land Erfgoedcentrum

source: Nieuw Land

Bant is a village in the Dutch province of Flevoland. It is a part of the municipality of Noordoostpolder, and lies about 10 km north of Emmeloord, the central town of this municipality. The Noordoostpolder (North East Polder) was the second polder to be reclaimed as part of the Zuyderzee reclamation project. It was drained in 1942. The designing and planning of the towns and villages of the Noordoostpolder was the responsibility of the Wieringermeer Directorate, a sub-department of the Ministry of Water Management.
According to the plans drawn up by the Wieringermeer Directorate, the Noordoostpolder should contain a central town that should serve as the local governmental and services centre of the polder. Apart from that central town (i.e. Emmeloord) there should be ten smaller villages, conceived more as agricultural communities. Bant was one of those smaller villages. Bant was designed by the architect Th.G. Verlaan. In October 1949 his plan was approved by the Planological Commission of the Wieringermeer Directorate. Construction started in 1951.
In 2007, Bant had 1,300 inhabitants. Despite its diminutive size, Bant boasts good facilities, such as primary schools, a restaurant, and a holiday camp. However, so far it has not lost its character of a service centre for the surrounding agricultural area.


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