MT 95/86

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Ring roads 'A' and 'B'

Date range1945-1955
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 95


Much of this file deals with the Ministry's dithering over how it should try to implement the recommendations of the Greater London and County of London Plans. In particular it contains a slim report on whether Abercrombie's plan or the Ministry's plan should be carried out – the difference being which of the A and B rings should be arterial and which sub-arterial.

The report goes into great detail in describing all four proposals (ie. Arterial and non-arterial A and B rings), and also includes a schedule of all historic buildings and public amenities that would be destroyed or compromised for the road schemes.

Contents of note

  • Report recommending that Abercrombie's plans be taken forward, with a less destructive A-Ring and an arterial standard B-ring.
  • Diagrams of a building on Tavistock Square that was to contain a void in the basement for the A-Ring to pass beneath it.

Links to related files

MT 110/3 London County Council: 'A' ring road (1947-1954)

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a partial copy, including the whole of the report.