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London Ringways

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The London Ringways were a series of four ring roads planned in the 1960s to circle London at various distances from the city centre. [1]

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A12 road (England)

The A12 is a major road in England.

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Brentwood, Essex

Brentwood is a town in the Borough of Brentwood, in the county of Essex in the East of England.

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Cabinet of the United Kingdom

The Cabinet of the United Kingdom is the collective decision-making body of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, composed of the Prime Minister and 21 cabinet ministers, the most senior of the government ministers.

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Charles Bressey

Sir Charles Herbert Bressey, CB, CBE (3 January 1874 – 14 April 1951) was a civil engineer and surveyor who specialised in road design.

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Chelmsford

Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford district, and the county town of Essex, in the East of England.

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Controlled-access highway

A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.

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County of London Plan

The County of London Plan was prepared for the London County Council in 1943 by Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie (1879–1957) and John Henry Forshaw (1895–1973).

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Department for Transport

The Department for Transport (DfT) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have not been devolved.

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Dual carriageway

A dual carriageway (British English) or divided highway (American English) is a class of highway with carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation.

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East Cross Route

East Cross Route (ECR) is a dual-carriageway road constructed in east London as part of the uncompleted Ringway 1 as part of the London Ringways plan drawn up the 1960s to create a series of high speed roads circling and radiating out from central London.

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Edwin Lutyens

Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, (29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944) was an English architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era.

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Godstone

Godstone is a village and civil parish in the county of Surrey, England.

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Greater London Council

The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986.

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Greater London Council election, 1973

The fourth election to the Greater London Council was held on 12 April 1973.

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Greater London Plan

The Greater London Plan of 1944 was developed by Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie (1879-1957).

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Heath ministry

Edward Heath of the Conservative Party formed the Heath ministry and was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II on 19 June 1970, following the 18 June general election.

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HM Treasury

Her Majesty's Treasury (HM Treasury), sometimes referred to as the Exchequer, or more informally the Treasury, is the British government department responsible for developing and executing the government's public finance policy and economic policy.

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Homes before Roads

Homes before Roads was a 1970s political movement and campaign in the United Kingdom initially formed in London in 1970 to oppose plans to construct a system of four interlinked concentric motorways through and around London, known as Ringways.

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Jay Foreman (comedian)

Jay Foreman (born 4 October 1984) is an English comedy singer-songwriter.

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Jubilee line

The Jubilee line is a London Underground line that runs between in east London and in the suburban north-west, via the Docklands, South Bank and West End.

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Kensington

Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, England.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Lewisham

Lewisham is an area of south London, England, south-east of Charing Cross.

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Lionel Brett, 4th Viscount Esher

Lionel Gordon Baliol Brett, 4th Viscount Esher, 4th Baron Esher CBE (18 July 1913 – 9 July 2004) was a British peer, architect and town-planner.

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London boroughs

The London boroughs are 32 of the 33 local authority districts of the Greater London administrative area (the 33rd is the City of London).

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London Inner Ring Road

The London Inner Ring Road, or Ring Road as signposted, is a route formed from a number of major roads that encircle Central London.

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London Overground

London Overground (also known simply as the Overground) is a suburban rail network serving London and its environs.

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London Ringways

The London Ringways were a series of four ring roads planned in the 1960s to circle London at various distances from the city centre.

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London School of Economics

The London School of Economics (officially The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as LSE) is a public research university located in London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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M1 motorway

The M1 is a motorway in England connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford, to connect to Newcastle.

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M11 link road protest

The M11 link road protest was a major anti-road protest in Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom, in the early to mid-1990s opposing the construction of the "A12 Hackney to M11 link road", also known as the M11 Link Road, which was part of a significant local road scheme to connect traffic from the East Cross Route to the M11, avoiding urban streets.

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M11 motorway

The M11 motorway is a 52-mile (88.5 km) motorway that runs north from the North Circular Road (A406) in South Woodford in northeast London to the A14, northwest of Cambridge, England.

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M12 motorway (Great Britain)

The M12 motorway was a planned motorway starting in north-east London and joining the A12 road in Essex.

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M15 motorway (Great Britain)

The M15 motorway was the designation planned in the late 1960s and early 1970s for use on the North Circular Road (A406) after it had been upgraded to motorway standard.

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M16 motorway

The M16 motorway was the designation planned in the late 1960s and early 1970s for use on Ringway 3, a new motorway planned as part of the London Ringways Plan to run a circular route around London.

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M23 motorway

The M23 is a motorway in the United Kingdom.

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M25 motorway

The M25 or London Orbital Motorway is a motorway that encircles almost all of Greater London, England (with the exception of North Ockendon), in the United Kingdom.

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M26 motorway

The M26 is a motorway in Kent, England.

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M3 motorway (Great Britain)

The M3 is a motorway that runs from Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, to Southampton, Hampshire, a distance of approximately.

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M4 motorway

The M4 is a motorway which runs between London and South Wales in the United Kingdom.

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North Circular Road

The North Circular Road (officially the A406 and sometimes known as simply the North Circular or "North Circ". Two sections at its eastern end are designated A1020 and A117) is a ring road around Central London in England.

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North Cross Route

North Cross Route (NCR) was a planned motorway-standard road which would have formed the northern section of Ringway 1 (London Motorway Box) and would have formed the innermost circuit of the London Ringways network.

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Orbirail

Orbirail was a name for a suggested orbital railway route around London.

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Paddington

Paddington is an area within the City of Westminster, in central London.

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Parkway

A parkway is a broad, landscaped highway thoroughfare.

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Patrick Abercrombie

Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie (6 June 1879 – 23 March 1957) was an English town planner.

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Potters Bar

Potters Bar is a town in Hertfordshire, England, – Community Strategy First Review (PDF) north of London.

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Reigate

Reigate is a town of over 20,000 inhabitants in eastern Surrey, England.

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Ring road

A ring road (also known as beltline, beltway, circumferential (high)way, loop or orbital) is a road or a series of connected roads encircling a town, city, or country.

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Ringway 1

Ringway 1 or the London Motorway Box was the innermost of the series of four motorway standard roads, known as the London Ringways as part of a comprehensive scheme developed by the Greater London Council (GLC) to provide high speed motorway-standard roads within the capital linking a series of radial roads taking traffic into and out of the city.

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South Circular Road, London

The South Circular Road (formally the A205 and often simply called the South Circular) in south London, England, is a major road that runs from the Woolwich Ferry in the east to the Chiswick Flyover in the west via Catford, Dulwich, Clapham Common, Wandsworth and Kew Bridge.

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South Cross Route

South Cross Route (SCR) was the designation for the southern section of Ringway 1, the innermost circuit of the London Ringways network, a complex and comprehensive plan for a network of high speed roads circling and radiating out from central London designed to manage and control the flow of traffic within the capital.

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South Mimms

South Mimms, sometimes spelt South Mymms, is a village and civil parish forming part of the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire in the East of England.

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West Cross Route

The West Cross Route (WCR) is a -long dual carriageway section of the A3220 route in central London in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with a small part being shared with borderlining borough Hammersmith and Fulham.

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Westway (London)

Westway is a long elevated dual carriageway section of the A40 trunk road in west London running from Paddington to North Kensington.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Ringways

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