National Geographic : 1966 Jun
Small and stylish-and expensive-homes line narrow Hillsleigh Road in Kensington, three miles from downtown London. Many Homes for thousands, high well-to-do Londoners now live in such row houses; their family rise apartments of Alton East mansions, too costly to maintain, have been chopped into flats. and Alton West lift above the village of Roehampton and its spired church. Six miles from the heart of London, the de velopment houses low-income families. One-story bungalows scattered through the parklike grounds provide accommoda tions for the elderly. Town planning session brings prospect of relief for the crowd ed capital. The Borough Council of Thetford, 72 miles north of London, considers a redevelop ment plan described by an ar chitect of the Greater London Council. The GLC and towns outside London cooperate in building housing and industrial complexes to attract families and businesses from the city.