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Planning DerryPlanning and Politics in Northern Ireland$
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Gerald McSheffrey

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237143

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313776

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The Development Commission

The Development Commission

(p.98) 10 The Development Commission
Planning Derry
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This chapter discusses the creation of the Londonderry Development Commission for the implementation of the urban redevelopment plan for the city. It explains that the with passage of the New Town Legislation, which allows an existing town to be designated for expansion, the commission was able to remove political roadblocks to housing development and to promote industrial development. It highlights the contributions of Stephen McGonagle on the Development Commission and David White in the implementation of the Derry plan.

Keywords:   Londonderry Development Commission, urban redevelopment, New Town Legislation, political roadblocks, housing development, industrial development, Stephen McGonagle, David White, Derry plan

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