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The housing pattern in north Tyneside since 1945, with special reference to Newcastle Upon Tyne

Stringer, E. (1971) The housing pattern in north Tyneside since 1945, with special reference to Newcastle Upon Tyne. Masters thesis, Durham University.



The Housing Pattern in North Tyneside since 19^5, with special reference to Newcastle upon Tyne. The thesis studies the development of housing, both municipal and owner-occupied in North Tyneside, since the Second World War, concentrating mainly on the period between 1945 and 1968. It examines at a general level the relationships between modern development and pre-existing settlement and reviews some of the implications of future plans for housing. The study concentrates on the types and numbers of houses being provided by each local authority and the land requirements involved. In addition the types of house on the market and their cost are also considered. Special reference is made to Newcastle upon Tyne which is seen as the main influence on the settlement, and therefore of the housing, pattern. In particular the development of municipal housing within its boundaries and immediate vicinity and the consequent migration of owner-occupied housing to the perimeter of the conurbation and beyond the Green Belt is a dominating theme. In addition, special aspects of housing are examined, for example, the nature of overspill as represented by Killingworth Township and of planned growth as illustrated by Cramlington New Town. Tynemouth has been chosen to represent the problems of a coastal dormitory suburb. House-building by the private developer is an important determining factor in the character of the housing pattern. The need to provide more 'executive" housing is becoming increasingly urgent and this is considered in the final chapter which also re-emphasizes that although there is a general migration of private housing and a decentralisation to a lesser degree of municipal housing, Newcastle acts as a magnet and a hub in determining the nature and distribution of housing in North Tyneside.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Thesis Date:1971
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:14 Mar 2014 17:04

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