Birmingham redevelopment plan, 1861

During the 1850s and 1860s, Birmingham underwent a process of redevelopment. The laying of railway lines through the town, the need for new commercial premises and the need to ease traffic congestion meant that the old layout of tightly packed houses and narrow roads was radically altered. This plan shows proposals to round off the corner of Worcester Street, in order to widen New Street and ease the flow of traffic. A list of occupiers and tenants affected by the proposals was produced to accompany the plan. The same area was to be the subject of a redevelopment plan again in 1946.
HLRO Deposited Plan, H.L., 1861, B8, Birmingham Improvement

By kind permission of Birmingham City Council


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