Northampton, United Kingdom, Europe
 
 
Year1968latitude: 52° 15'
longitude: -0° 52'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationDevelopment Corporation
Nationality initiator(s)U.K.
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants212,000 (2011)
Target population260,000
Town websitehttps://www.northampton.gov.uk/
Town related linkshttps://www.northampton.gov.uk/info/200079/regeneration
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
 
"Historically a market town, Northampton was designated as a New Town to accommodate London overspill and provide for regional growth. Development was promoted as a partnership between the local authority, leading on the development in the central area, and the Development Corporation, focusing on expansion in new areas. Today, Northampton is the wider area’s main employment, retail and cultural centre, providing the main services and facilities for the wider population of Northamptonshire. It has been recognised as a location for growth, and it is anticipated that its population will continue to grow to approximately 240,000 by 2026, mainly through sustainable urban extensions. A programme of regeneration projects is also under way to revitalise the town."

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

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