Our three Old Town New Town events will introduce you to many aspects of New Town development from urban planning, housing, parks and green infrastructure to wellbeing, community and public arts and culture. They are led by Sabine Coady Schäbitz and Bob Colenutt from the New Town Heritage Research Network.
Looking Back: The shaping of Northampton New Town
In 1965, it was announced by Harold Wilson’s Labour Government that Northampton was to be one the new towns offering housing to people living in poor conditions in English cities.
Fifty years since a plan that transformed Northampton
On February 3 1965, Minister for Housing Richard Crossman announced that Northampton was to be one of a number of new towns offering housing to people living in poor conditions in London.
‘Mark 3’ New Town – Designated 14 Feb 1968
Historically a market town, Northampton was designated as a New Town to accommodate London overspill and provide for regional growth.
‘Mark 1’ New Town – Designated 1 April 1950
Increased demand for iron and steel in the late 1940s led to the expansion of steelworks at Corby as a ‘matter of national importance’.
Garden Cities and New Towns
The TCPA New Towns Network brings together local authorities where the UK’s 32 New Towns are located to share experience through peer to peer learning and other activities.
History of Corby
Early settlement in Corby dates back to the 8th century when a group of Danish invaders, with their leader, Kori, settled there. It thus became known as ‘Kori’s by’ – Kori’s settlement.
How the town of Corby dusted off the ashes of post-industrial decay
Northamptonshire town, one of UK’s fastest growing, is twinned with a Chinese megacity – and is doing its best to catch up.