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Finsbury 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]

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CLEARANCE AREAS
During the five years under review, a very great deal of clearance
in relation to the size of the Borough was initiated, and carried
through by the Borough Council. The remaining part of the programme
agreed for 1951-1955 was completed as well as the whole of that for
1956-1960 A provisional programme for 1961-65 was also submitted.
Two large areas have been, or are being, dealt with, namely Galway
Street (314 acres) which provided space for the development of modern
blocks of flats already in occupation, and Kings Square Nos, 1.2 and 3
areas (over 11 acres) where redevelopment will be possible.

The individual areas dealt with were:

1. Faulkner's Alley.21953Demolition completed 1956.
*2. Macclesfield Place.1919531957
*3. St, James Row.81953One house still remaining.
*4. James Gardens, Frys Bldgs.251955Demolition completed 1957.
5. Ironmonger Passage, Lizard Street.31955" " 1958.
*6. Galway Street.1681955" " 1958.
7. Cynthia Street.81956Order rescinded 1958 and area included in Donegal St area. see below.
8. Buxton Buildings.281957Dealt with by way of Closing Orders on all flats individually Demolition completed in 1960.
*9. Herbal Hill, Herbal Place.71957Order only confirmed for two premises by Minister which are still standing. Closing orders were made on remaining properties.
10. Field Place.719577 Rehousing of tenants not completed
11. Medcalf Place.151957" " " " "
*12. King Square" " " " "
No.1 Area.261957" " " " "
No. 2 "2921958" " " " "
No. 3 "251958" " " " "
*13. Donegal Street421959" " " " "
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Official enquiries were held on behalf of the Minister of Housing
and Local Government, in connection with Areas marked by an asterisk * „
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