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CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: BUILDING REGULATION AND TOWN PLANNING

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/CL/TP
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: BUILDING REGULATION AND TOWN PLANNING
Date(s): 1903-1965
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 8.02 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The London County Council delegated administrative matters to its committees, both standing committees and a number of special committees appointed for specific purposes. The committees met frequently, either weekly or fortnightly, while the Council met weekly. Committee reports requiring decision by the Council were dealt with weekly, and each committee reported to the Council every 6 months. In addition the Council also had representatives on many bodies such as industrial councils, school governing bodies and charitable foundations. For the purpose of carrying out the services of the Council, the staff is organised into departments, each of which is under the responsibility of a chief officer.

The Clerk of the Council was the chief administrative officer of the Council, acting as the clerk of the Council itself as well as the various committees. Additional important duties of the Clerk's Department included the maintenance of the library for members of the Council at City Hall, the preparation of general publications and the responsibility for general work including records.

London County Council Committees relating to building regulation and town planning were:
Building Acts Committee (1889-1935)
Town Planning Committee (1923-1935)
Town Planning and Building Regulation Committee (1935-1940)
Town Planning Committee (1940-1965)
Special Committee on Building Control (1920-1921)
Advisory Committee on Amendment of the London Building Act, 1930 (1931-35)
Advisory Committee on the Control of the Construction of Buildings in London (1957-1958)

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London County Council Clerk's Department relating to Committees concerned with building regulation and town planning, 1903-1965. Committee Clerk's general papers on a variety of subjects including reports on the position of town planning in Greater London; Town Planning Schemes Numbers 1- 19; the County of London Plan, 1943; proposed building bye-laws; conferences with Metropolitan Borough Councils regarding street naming; subsidence at Plumstead, Woolwich; appeals against decisions of District Surveyors; London Building Acts; dangerous structures; District Surveyors Examination Board; means of escape in case of fire; regulation of signs, hoardings and sky signs; Advisory Committee on the Control of Construction of Buildings in London and map showing District Surveyors' districts.

Papers relating to the Administrative County of London Development Plan, 1951, including instrument of approval of the Minister of Housing and Local Government, sealed amendments to the Plan and Town Maps, surveys, written statements, analysis and modifications submitted under the Plan. Papers relating to the First review of the Administrative County of London Development Plan, 1961, including proposals for alterations to Town Maps, special building surveys and bulk density surveys and written statements. Also orders for the naming, renaming or renumbering of streets.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Committee Clerk's General Papers: LCC/CL/TP/1; Orders, schemes, directions and other statutory documents: LCC/CL/TP2.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Architect's Department London Building Acts: LCC/AR/BA and Architect's Department Town Planning: LCC/AR/TP.


Publication note:

For further information on the history of the LCC please see Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council by W Eric Jackson (1965), LMA Library reference 18.0 1965, The London County Council 1938, LMA Library reference 18.7 SER 4, and The Youngest County: A description of London as a county and its public services, 1951, LMA Library reference 18.0 1951.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2009

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