Ministry of Transport, Highways Lands Division: Registered Files

Reference:
MT 105
Title:
Ministry of Transport, Highways Lands Division: Registered Files
Description:

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.

Date:
1930-1981
Related Material:
Registered files of the Ministry of Transport's Welsh Roads Division (RDW series) are in BD 30
Records of the Welsh Divisional Road Engineer are in BD 31
See also material relating to Welsh highways in BD 43
Separated Material:
Some files from HL and HLL series have been re-registered in MT 107
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   HL and HLL Series
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Department of the Environment, Highways Land and Legal Division, 1970-1976
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
Physical description:
411 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open
Immediate source of acquisition:
Department of Transport , from 1982
Accruals:
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

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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