MT 198/50

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Proposed M11 - Hackney Wick link road: visits by Secretary of State, 1978; public inquiry

Date range1977-1984
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 198


This file runs from the late 1970s to early 1980s and refers to early attempts to resurrect the M11 between Hackney and Woodford - cancelled in 1976 - as a non-motorway trunk road scheme, which obviously came to nothing for a long time before finally opening in the mid-1990s.

A lot of the paperwork revolves around a new mayor in Waltham Forest, Dick Drew, and his idea to use the Temple Mills marshalling yards as a major freight hub, opened up by the M11 Link Road and his own idea for a route up the Lea Valley (which looks suspiciously like Orient Way as built). The Minister visited Waltham Forest to talk to him about it.

There's a plan showing proposed improvements Hackney Wick to Woodford, and also the A406 Barking Relief Road as eventually built, at two scales.

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a partial copy.