Henry talks about his time working as a civil servant at the Department of Environment, focusing on New Towns, outlining how the civil service, central government and new town development corporations worked together. He details how the Milton Keynes Development Corporation had far-reaching powers which allowed them to consent to development, legally circumventing local authorities. He shares how the MKDC’s vast amounts of land became increasingly valuable and important to central government.
This HLF-funded project celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Milton Keynes. We interviewed more than 50 people who have made the town their home, who shared their memories, experiences, and hopes for the future. For more information about the project, visit mkpeoplesstories.co.uk