Speaker: Dean, John, - 0, Interviewee, Male, Former Chief Planning Officer, Leicester City Council
Speaker: Bonney, R, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Discusses political situation in Leicester when arrived as Council planning officer, 1972. Talks about policy towards immigrant groups applying for change of use of buildings for worship purposes, Council's concern for equity. Discusses value of town planning, relationship between City and County Councils, council thinking on planning policy. Mentions home improvement grants starting in Clarendon Park in 1970s. Discusses how religious buildings adapted by other faiths, decline in industry leading to increased building space in Leicester, suburbanisation of immigrant communities e.g. Hamilton, social implications of town planning regarding deprived areas.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 8/7/2003
Playing time: 1 hr 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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