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CodeNA6932
Dates1948-1995
Person NameGlenrothes Development Corporation; 1948-1995
ActivityGlenrothes was founded in 1948. It was the second new town established in Scotland. The town was meant to provide housing for miners working at the new Rothes Pit. Unlike the other new towns, the Development Corporation was not responsible for planning within the new town. Fife County Council remained the planning authority. By 1956 the population had reached 7,000. Although the mine opened in 1957, it closed four years later. To provide alternative employment the Development Corporation managed to attract manufacturing and electronics firms to the new town. The Development Corporation was wound up on 31 December 1995. In 1999 the population was estimated to be 39, 514. Responsibility for the town passed initially to Fife Regional Council and Kirkcaldy District Council, and then Fife Council from 1996 onwards.
Corporate NameGlenrothes Development Corporation
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