Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom, Europe
 
 
Year1947latitude: 54° 36'
longitude: -1° 33'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationDevelopment Corporation
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants26,000 (2011)
Target population45,000
Town websitehttps://www.durham.gov.uk/
Town related linkshttps://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2385/Regeneration-Statement
http://www.newtonnews.co.uk/newton-aycliffe-70th-anniversary/
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
"Following a period of decline resulting from the collapse of the coal-mining industry in the area, in 1945 the premises of a Second World War Royal Ordnance factory were handed over to private industry and over 60 firms located to the town. The Government proposed a New Town of 20,000 people (subsequently revised down to 10,000 after protests from Durham County Council), initially to provide housing for the employees of the industrial estate created by the disposal of the Royal Ordnance factory. However, housing expansion and industrial growth were later seen as complementary aims for the future development of the New Town. In 1966 a large extension increased the projected population by 2,000 people. Today Newtown Aycliffe has an important sub-regional economic role as a main town in South Durham."

source: Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA)
https://www.tcpa.org.uk/newton-aycliffe

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