The planning of Stevenage was used by the Government as a Guinea Pig to amend the writing of the New Towns Act. Among the issues taken into consideration there was the siting of the industrial area.
Because of the war both skills and materials were scarce when the New Town Act was approved, and this caused a long delay in the outset of the project.
The Development Corporation and the Urban District Council didn't see eye to eye on many things.
Una Taber recalls how she watched parts of the New Town being built around her