I was recently reading an article in A London Inheritance when I came across a reference to an interesting-souding publication: “Administrative County of London: Development Plan 1951: Analysis London – 1951 LCC Plan.” The LCC was obliged to make this plan under the terms of the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act, and it served as the basis of post-war planning in London.
I managed to buy a dusty and well-used copy and immediately started looking for mention of the Isle of Dogs. Plenty of interesting facts and figures, but I also came across a very interesting section on the Lansbury Estate, interesting enough to want to share. It’s not about the Island, and I’ve not posted non-Island stuff before, but I thought it was close enough for readers of this blog.
So, here it is, in its entirety (click on an image to see the full-size version).