Reference HLG 82/29
Title East Sussex report
Former Department Reference 91639/31
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials, Agriculture and food supply, Housing and living conditions
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
Civil Defence Regions Region 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ)
Locations Battle, Bexhill, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Burwash, Chailey, Crowborough, Crowhurst, Cuckfield, Dallington, Ditchling, East Grinstead, East Sussex, Eastbourne, Etchingham, Hailsham, Hartfield, Hastings, Heathfield, Hove, Hurstpierpoint, Lewes, London, Mayfield, Newhaven, Northiam, Pevensey, Portslade-by-Sea, Rye, Seaford, Shoreham, South Heighton, Southwick, Steyning, Surrey, Sussex, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Wadhurst, Winchelsea
Organisations Design of Dwellings Sub-Committee, War Agricultural Executive Committees
Notes The following article(s) have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: Sussex Daily News, 29 January 1943, untitled.
Article(s) from Evening Standard © Evening Standard.


A file containing a report on industry, population, employment, and housing in East Sussex, produced by Ms. E.M. Foster for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Topics covered by the report include the geography and geology of the area; changes in population and the factors affecting these changes; a survey of the industry present in the area; and the nature of agricultural activity. Other topics discussed include the effects of military activity on farming; the evacuation of children out of the area; transportation networks; the quality and requirements of rural and urban housing; and the mechanisms for town planning. The report contains transcripts and copies of other documents including multiple questionnaires for housing surveys; an extract from the Daily Sussex News on the appointment of a town planning committee in Brighton; an extract from the Evening Standard on rebuilding work in Brighton; and a plan of the town of Newhaven.


accommodation, administration, agricultural production, agriculture, airfields, amenities, bomb damage, cattle, cereals, cities, clothing, construction, construction materials, consumer goods, dairy, demographics, dockyards, eggs, electricity, engineering, evacuation, Evening Standard, factories, flour, food processing, forests, gas, geography, holidays, horses, housing, industry, infrastructure, iron, land ownership, land usage, livestock, local authorities, metals, milk, munitions, munitions industry, newspapers, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, pigs, population distribution, post-war planning, railways, reconstruction, regional newspapers, rental properties, requisitioning, retail, roads, rural areas, sheep, shipbuilding, slums, standard of living, statistics, summer, textiles, timber, tourism, transportation, urban development, water supply, winter

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