Catalogue description New Towns Association: Registered Files

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Reference: FJ 2
Title: New Towns Association: Registered Files

The series contains the registered files of the New Towns Association. Papers which predate the creation of the New Towns Association are assumed to have been created by the custodial bodies and added to the registered file series c1968

Date: 1948-1992

Arranged in hierarchical number reference order; e.g. 1/1/2 etc.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English

Commission for the New Towns, 1961-

Milton Keynes Development Corporation, 1969-1992

Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1951-1970

Ministry of Local Government and Planning, 1951-1951

Ministry of Town and Country Planning, 1943-1951

New Towns Association, 1968-1992

New Towns Commission, 1992-1998

Physical description: 524 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

In 1998 Commission for the New Towns

Accumulation dates: File series ran from 1947 to 1992
Selection and destruction information: Policy and some case files selected. A decision was taken that New Towns Association records were suitable for transfer to the Public Record Office, although they are not public records.
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The New Towns Association was set up in the late 1960's in response to suggestions from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. It was set up as a permanent organisation to collect, evaluate, identify and appraise emerging problems, to provide secretariat services for the various committees (chairmen, general managers etc). Its key role was to facilitate consultation and provide a "clearing house" for central responses to government and others. The New Towns Association was wound up in 1992.

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