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Planning Committee, Royal Academy of Arts

Gazetteer No. G0616

Date 1940

Address London, Greater London England


The Royal Academy Planning Committee, with Lutyens as its Chairman, was formed to propose designs for replanning London, not just because of war damage but in order to relieve growing traffic problems. It took as its basis the Bressey-Lutyens Highway Development Survey, Greater London, 1937, and was intended as a tentative ideal ‘to present a plan for London’s material, social, and aesthetic requirements as conceived by architects; to solve some of the major problems of designs; and to state the case generally for an architectural approach’. (Amery et al, 1981, Cat no.281)


Amery, C., Richardson, M. and Stamp, G., (1981) Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944): Hayward Gallery London, 18 November 1981 – 31 January 1982. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.

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