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Peterlee: a study of new town development

Robinson, John F.F. (1978) Peterlee: a study of new town development. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.



This study describes and critically evaluates the development of Peterlee New Town, County Durham. The first chapter considers to origins of the post war new towns programs and points to some of the characteristics of the coliey. The second chapter then traces the background of Peterlee's development. The provision of housing in the new town is examined and this i related to population migration and the changing pattern of housing opportunities in the sub-region. Inspects of Peterless's industrial role are discussed, with particular reference to the concerns and efforts of the development corporation. Social policy is then considered and some of the salient social characteristics of Peterlee are indicated: an attempt is made to present a broad social history of the new town. Chapter IV looks at the management of new towns and describes the nature of Peterlees Development Corporation. Finally, we compare the costs with the benefits of new town development at Peterlee.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Date:1978
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Dec 2012 12:16

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