New Town, Housing

Posted on Posted in The Irvine that could have been

While the New Town provided many new areas of housing in Irvine, and areas were set aside for shops, post offices and community facilities within these new districts. The pictures below show that the plans went even further, with larger areas set aside within housing areas, for supermarkets, pubs and a range of shops, providing the new neighbourhoods with convenient shopping close to home, with covered walkways being featured, a perhaps realistic and sensible piece of planning given the Scottish weather.

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And pictures of what was actually constructed.

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And perhaps the worlds oddest bus stop?

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More pictures of housing not that different to what was actually built, but again both pictures below feature covered walkways, which had they been constructed are easy to imagine having become threatening dark areas at night given current knowledge on urban decay.

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Completed houses for comparison.

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And more very similar designs to those that were actually built.

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