Committee reports and agenda: Town Planning Committee

Scope and Content

Committee reports and agenda: Town Planning Committee consists of:

  • agenda , (1950-1958 )
  • reports, (1945-1959 )
  • notes of decisions, (1958-1959 )
  • County Planning Report, (1950s )
  • sub-committee papers, (1950-1959 )

Administrative / Biographical History

The London County Council Town Planning Committee was a sub-committee of the full Council, which convened to consider planning applications under the regulations of the Town & Country Planning Act (1947 ). In arriving at its decisions, the Committee sought the recommendations of the Town Planning Division of the Architect's Department which in turn gathered opinions from Council officials in its various departments, such as Parks and Roads, as well as from non-Council bodies and statutory undertakers such as the Thames Ports Authority, the Metropolitan Police Service and London Transport. A number of planning sub-committees existed to consider specific aspects of development proposals, with specialist sub-committees to consider: (compliance with) the Development Plan; Areas of High Fire Risk, Redevelopment and Road Improvements, Architectural and Historic Buildings; London Bye Laws; Special Improvements and Developments. Developments, on behalf of London County Council, by its own Architect's Department, were also subject to this process. A decision by the Town Planning Committee was equivalent to a recommendation for approval, or rejection, by the Full Council. The Full Council often considered large or important developments, in the first instance.

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List of sources for the administrative history:

Jordan, Robert Furneaux, New standards in official architecture, Architectural Review vol 120, no 718 pp 303-324(November 1965 )

Johnson-Marshall, Percy, Rebuilding cities, (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press , 1966 )

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