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This updated edition of British Urban Policy and the Urban Development Corporations provides a comprehensive account of the policies, programmes, and effects of one of the most controversial urban policy programmes ever brought to bear upon British cities. The authors place the policies and practices of the urban development corporations (UDCs) in the wider sociopolitical context of evolving urban policy; present case studies of eight UDCs; and explore the legacies of the UDCs and the evolving framework for urban policy into the millennium.
Chapter 6: ‘Good Conservative Policies Translated into Practice’: the Case of the Teesside Development Corporation
‘Good Conservative Policies Translated into Practice’: the Case of the Teesside Development Corporation
Ten years ago, Margaret Thatcher walked in the wilderness of derelict Teesside. Yesterday she was back, walking almost hand in hand with John Major, to trumpet the transformation of the Teesdale development in Stockton. Spanking red-brick office blocks with ornate ironwork have sprung up beside the Tees … ‘It's good to be back to see all this’ said Baroness Thatcher as she stood in front of Dunedin House, the Headquarters of the Teesside Development Corporation. ‘Good Conservative policies translated into practice‘. (The Northern Echo, 17 April 1997)
Creating a new image for Teesside was the priority for the Development Corporation. There ...