HLG 159/936

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London Borough of Hounslow: study of Greater London Development Plan highway and transport proposals for Hounslow; Chiswick ringway plans

Date range1971
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries HLG, subseries HLG 159

Context

As part of the GLDP inquiry, various Borough Councils were often to be seen stepping forward as objectors on one issue or another. Frequently they were objecting to the GLC's road plans, mainly thanks to the GLC's secretive attitude and lack of conciliation work before the inquiry started.

This file contains a report published by the London Borough of Hounslow arguing against the construction of the 'West London Interchange' on Chiswick, most of which would be levelled to make way for the three motorways. It contains a lot of detail on housing density and analysis of the GLC's proposals from a transportation expert of some form, but no actual detail on what the GLC was proposing, so from a road enthusiast's point of view, it's not a very enlightening piece of work.

Contents of note

  • Interesting and worthwhile summary of arguments for and against Ringway 2 through Chiswick.

Links to related files

HLG 159/2274 The Grove Park Group: consideration of the West London Interchange at Chiswick and likely physical impact on the Grove Park area (1971)

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a copy of the summary and conclusion at the end of the file.