Catalogue description Ministry of Transport, Highways Lands Division: Registered Files

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Details of MT 105
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: 1930-1991
Related material:

Records of the Welsh Divisional Road Engineer are in BD 31

See also material relating to Welsh highways in BD 43

Registered files of the Ministry of Transport's Welsh Roads Division (RDW series) are in BD 30

Separated material:

Some files from HL and HLL series have been re-registered in MT 107

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: HL and HLL Series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
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: 424 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1982 Department of Transport

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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