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They collectively acquired almost half of the area, and profited from coal and ironstone mines and iron smithies on their estates. Other suggested names at the time were Dawelloak and Wrekin Forest City. Most of the infrastructure was constructed from the late s and throughout the s with the major housing and commercial development occurring over three decades up to the early s when the Development Corporation was wound up to be replaced by Commission for the New Towns, later English Partnerships, and most of the property was handed over to the then Wrekin District Council.
Telford was now 25 years old and was firmly established as one of the most important towns in the region. In , after fierce opposition and three public enquiries,  the M54 motorway was completed, connecting the town to the M6 and thence the rest of the UK's motorway network. Many of the new town's residents were originally from the West Midlands conurbation , which includes Wolverhampton , Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall.
The vast majority of the council house tenants in Telford were rehoused from inner city Birmingham. Some individuals still refuse to put Telford in their address, instead using the original local name such as Wellington or Dawley and often citing the existence of Town Councils as support for the argument "you can't live in a town in a town," e.
Wellington Town Telford Town. The new town's residents who arrived in the s and s earned the unwanted nickname "overspill" from people living in the existing towns and villages.
Since the "centre" closed early evening, there was no nightlife at all in the area, the only major local entertainment areas being in Oakengates and Wellington. The first phase of the town centre development, named Southwater, was completed in The town comprises 7, hectares North and north-west Telford lie beyond the coalfield's boundary fault on sandstone beds which, along with other Triassic formations, prevail over much of the North Shropshire plain.
The town centre stands on a watershed, with land to the south draining towards the River Severn , and to the north the land slopes gently down towards the Weald Moors. Telford has no single town council because of this, and the Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin is also de facto the town's mayor.
These are used for electoral purposes and demographic surveys. Telford was created politically — but its attempts to make a cohesive town from the fusion of other independent, smaller towns: Despite this, the town has much clearer divisions than in other older towns, such as nearby Shrewsbury, which have developed into one consolidated urban area over time.
Some small settlements to the south such as a part of Ironbridge and Broseley , while part of the Telford Urban Area, are administered by Shropshire Council. Telford is the only settlement within the Telford parliamentary constituency , which was held by Labour from its creation in until the General Election.
Some suburbs, such as Wellington, are located in The Wrekin , which also has varying support between the Conservatives and Labour. Conservative Mark Pritchard was reelected as MP in Telford is administratively part of the West Midlands region.
In Dawley new town was intended to take 50, people from the West Midlands conurbation  and so to grow to a town of 70, or more. By Telford was intended to take an additional 50, and grow to a town of , or more by By , however, Telford's population was just under ,, and it was generally thought that it might not reach , by the late s.
Telford's population is predominantly White , comprising The next largest ethnic group is those of Asian descent, comprising 3. Compared with the nearby West Midlands conurbation, Telford has a relatively high white population. In , the town was During the economic crisis of the late s with unemployment doubling nationally during the second half of the decade , unemployment in the then-new town was initially high.
However, in Halesfield Industrial Estate was founded on the south-eastern edge of the town — the first real answer to Telford's unemployment problems.
Other large estates followed, in with Stafford Park just east of the town centre and in with Hortonwood , to the north, helping ease the unemployment crisis in a decade which saw an almost unbroken rise in unemployment.
In total, half a million square metres of factory space were provided between and , making Telford an attractive investment area. The foreign firms required larger factories, and they began to be built at Stafford Park. By over 2, jobs in Telford were provided by around 40 mostly American foreign companies.
The new arrivals included the American company Unimation and three firms from Japan: Consequently, from the later s, Telford began to attract high-technology firms and to diversify its industry, and the promotion of the Service industry also began to prosper, in the Telford Town Centre area.
However, a deepening national recession meant that, despite the creation of new jobs, there were net job losses from Unemployment grew from 3. Nevertheless, the rate of increase in unemployment was slowing down by and was making some progress against national and regional trends. The Lawson Boom of the next three years saw that figure fall dramatically by the end of the decade, only for it to rise to a similarly high figure again by as a result of the early s recession.
Telford has attracted several large IT services companies, including EDS who support the MOD contract from the Euston Park site, as well as a vast array of clients across the world from the Plaza building. The expansion in these job sectors provided a great asset to Telford's economic recovery after By August , the success story of Telford's economy had seen unemployment shrink to 3. The Shropshire Star evening newspaper is based at Ketley, Telford.
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