Basildon, United Kingdom, Europe
 
 
Year1949latitude: 51° 34'
longitude: 0° 25'
Period
Initiator(s)Rt. Hon. Lewis Silkin
Planning organizationBasildon Development Corporation
Nationality initiator(s)U.K.
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants110,000 (2011)
Target population80,000
Town websitehttp://www.basildon.gov.uk
Town related linkshttps://www.basildon.gov.uk/article/7270/Basildon-at-70-A-year-of-celebrati ons
Literature- P. Kluyver, 'Nieuwe Steden, een verkenning van verstedelijkingsprocessen', Amsterdam 1971

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
 

source: http://www.basildon.org/



source: http://www.basildon.gov.uk/80256B6C00357148/vWeb/wpAPSY57QECN


"When designated to regulate the scattered settlements of the existing Plotlands and to assist in the decentralisation of London’s population, Basildon was the most ambitious New Town in size and population. Compared with earlier-designated New Towns, initially Basildon experienced little local opposition, with under 1% of all land purchases resulting in objections (despite 13,000 negotiations with plot-holders). But there were significant levels of objection during construction as people felt their rural idyll was being swept away. Basildon’s proximity to London and location on main radial transport corridors has contributed to positive economic and industrial growth. The town is considered to have aged well, but a major, multi-site regeneration programme is under way to ensure competitiveness in the future."

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

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