Catalogue description Department of the Environment: London Geographical Planning Division: Registered Files (LGP, GLP and LRP Series)
|Title:||Department of the Environment: London Geographical Planning Division: Registered Files (LGP, GLP and LRP Series)|
This series contains registered files of the London Geographical Planning Division and its successors, the Greater London Planning Division and the London Regional Planning Division, relating to all aspects of planning in London.
The subjects covered in the files include planning policy, planning regulations and the London development plan. Many files relate to specific schemes, and deal with the development of and improvements to such London landmarks as Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square; the use of selected properties as embassies or high commissions by foreign and commonwealth governments; and the granting of planning permission for specific schemes. It will be found that some files contain both maps and correspondence.
The series includes earlier files which were re-registered into the LGP series from the P1 series (HLG 131) of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government's Planning Division.
See also HLG 159
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||LGP file series; GLP file series; LRP file series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Department of the Environment, Greater London Housing and Planning Directorate, 1977-1985
Department of the Environment, Greater London Regional Office, 1986-1988
Department of the Environment, London Directorate, London Geographical Planning Division, 1971-1976
|Physical description:||633 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
From 1995 Department of the Environment
|Accruals:||Series is accruing.|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The London Government Act was passed in 1963, and its provisions were dealt with first by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government's Planning Division A (1963-1968) and then by Planning Division 1 (1968-1971). The new division dealt in the main with the various Planning Acts such as the London Government Act, 1963 and the Town and Country Planning Acts, as they applied to London.
In 1971 the London Directorate was created as part of the newly formed Department of the Environment. One of its divisions was the London Geographical Planning Division. Other divisions included the London Highways Division and the London Transportation Planning Division.
The main role of the London Geographical Planning Division was to deal with planning policy and regulations for London. The division was particularly concerned with Planning Acts and the London Government Act 1963, but was also responsible for other planning affairs such as improvements to London landmarks, granting of planning permission and use of selected properties as embassies, or high commissions, by foreign and commonwealth governments.
In 1976 the London Geographical Planning Division was replaced by the Greater London Planning Division.
With the abolition of the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1985/6, the division was renamed as the London Regional Planning (LRP) Division and the change of acronym was reflected in the file prefix.
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