An Environmental History of Twentieth-Century Britain by John Sheail

By John Sheail

Environmental background has grown apace for the reason that 1970. The publication breaks new flooring in illustrating how the most urgent matters got here to be well-known, and a reaction made. Policymaking is reviewed in the wider context of a transforming into wisdom at the a part of govt and company of the function of environmental matters in wealth construction and social health.

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1973). The Act anticipated stability where problems of a redistributive kind could be dealt with as if a game of chess. People would move from overcrowded cities to new and expanded towns beyond the green-belt. Economic activities would be constrained in the Home Counties, and directed to the North, Scotland and Wales. Such containment and redistribution prevented much that was deplorable but, as Cullingworth (1996) asserted, it took little account of the structural changes that arose as post-war austerity ended and new technologies spread.

They articulated and imposed standards of civilised living. They absorbed the sunshine of full employment and rising wealth, and shared the disillusionment that came from both the relative decline of Britain’s standing in the world and a slump of confidence in society’s experts and leaders (Cherry 1982). 42 An Environmental History of Britain Political support for planning had been given on the basis of what Cherry (1982) called its twin promises of ‘social pacification and economic efficiency’.

Although the owners of the adjacent ‘inlands’ claimed ownership of the sandhills, the Court of Appeal concluded that, in adjudicating a dispute over title at Mablethorpe in 1918, that there was no automatic right of ownership. A possessory title could, however, be established by any person exercising acts of ownership over a 12-year period. The judgement encouraged many to establish a possessory title as quickly as possible, by such acts as erecting fences and buildings on The Management of Change 37 the dunes.

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