This film is part of Free

The Shape of Beds to come

Featuring the people and places, industry and activities from all corners of Beds County as Local Goverment Planners mull over the issue of population growth.

Government sponsored film 1976 22 mins

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Parts of Bedfordshire, like many English counties, enjoyed a post-war population boom, however, as the narrators warn, such growth cannot continue without sustainable solutions to its impact. Produced by the Beds County Council Planning Department, this film outlines the effect of population growth on housing, jobs, the environment, and transport, should it continue at the same rate as in the past, featuring individual case studies from all over the county.