Ministry of Transport, Highways Lands Division: Registered Files
This series contains selected Ministry of Transport files involving the work of Highways Land and Development Division (HL) and the Highways Land and Legal Division.
The files concern the acquisition of land for roads, compulsory purchase order procedures, public inquiries into compulsory purchase orders for road schemes, compensation, the control of developments affecting roads and the closure of highways. Some files have been re-registered from earlier series.
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Highways Administration Division, 1953-1959
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Highways Land and Closures Division, 1956-1959
Ministry of Transport, Highways Land and Closures Division, 1959-1960
Ministry of Transport, Highways Land and Development Division, 1960-1964
Ministry of Transport, Highways Land and Legal Division, 1964-1970
The Highways Land and Development Division (HL) and the Highways Land and Legal Division (HLL) have their origin in the Highway Law Consolidation Branch of the post-war Ministry of Transport which under the Highways Administration Division, became the Highways Land and Closures Division in 1956. The Highways Land and Development Division was a product of the re-organisation of the Highways Branch on a regional basis in 1960 and it later emerged as Highways Lands and Legal Division under a further rearrangement in 1964. It continued to exist under this title within the Department of the Environment after 1970, although some of the work is now carried out by Regional Offices and Road Construction Units.
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