Central Land Board

Scope and Content

Central Land Board case files, 1948-1955

Administrative / Biographical History

The Central Land Board was established in 1947 to levy charges on new developments and to compensate other landowners for loss of development value occasioned by restrictions imposed by the Town and Country Planning Act of 1947. Compensation was limited to owners whose land was substantially affected by the Act and the total to be paid was fixed at £300 million. A subsequent Act of 1953 abolished both charges and compensation, although the board was not abolished till 1959. The files below relate to claims for compensation 1948-1955 for sites such as quarries, gravel extraction and clay pits.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained


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