East Kilbride, United Kingdom, Europe
Year1947latitude: 55° 46'
longitude: -4° 10'
PeriodMark 1
Planning organizationDevelopment Corporation
Nationality initiator(s)U.K.
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants76,000 (2011)
Target population82,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
"The first New Town to be designated in Scotland, East Kilbride was part of a plan to restructure the wider Glasgow conurbation through the dispersal of population and industry. 40% of the designated area was intended as Green Belt (in 1997 the built area consisted of about 54% of the land area). Today, East Kilbride is one of Scotland‘s largest towns. Popularity of the ‘Right to Buy’ has left a shortage of socially rented housing in East Kilbride, and it is South Lanarkshire’s most pressured housing market area. However, a number of large residential development areas will provide a mix of house types and tenures. The town centre is undergoing a major ten-year redevelopment that will see the creation of a landmark arts and culture complex, with a theatre, a conference centre, a museum, and a new town square."

source: Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA)

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