Crawley

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Crawley is a large town and borough in West Sussex, England.wikipedia
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Gatwick Airport

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Gatwick Airport, nowadays one of Britain's busiest international airports, opened on the edge of the town in the 1940s, encouraging commercial and industrial growth.
Gatwick Airport, also known as London Gatwick, is a major international airport near Crawley in West Sussex, southeast England, 29.5 mi south of Central London.

West Sussex

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Crawley is a large town and borough in West Sussex, England.
Chichester in the south-west is the county town and the only city in West Sussex; the largest towns are Crawley, Worthing and Horsham.

Three Bridges

Three Bridges, West Sussex
The nearby communities of Ifield, Pound Hill and Three Bridges were absorbed into the new town at various stages in its development.
Three Bridges is a neighbourhood within the town of Crawley, in the county of West Sussex in England.

The George Hotel, Crawley

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The original building has become the George Hotel, with conference facilities and 84 bedrooms; it retains many period features including an iron fireback.
The George Hotel, also known as the George Inn and now marketed as the Ramada Crawley Gatwick, is a hotel and former coaching inn on the High Street in Crawley, a town and borough in West Sussex, England.

St John the Baptist's Church, Crawley

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Crawley's oldest church is St John the Baptist's, between the High Street and the Broadway.
St John the Baptist's Church is an Anglican church in Crawley, West Sussex, England.

Crawley railway station

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Crawley railway station, at the southern end of the High Street, was built in 1848 when the Horsham branch was opened from Three Bridges to Horsham.
Crawley railway station is a railway station serving the town of Crawley in West Sussex, England.

Arun Valley line

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Crawley railway station, at the southern end of the High Street, was built in 1848 when the Horsham branch was opened from Three Bridges to Horsham.
It then runs via Crawley, Horsham (where there is a junction with the Mole Valley line) and Arundel, before meeting the West Coastway line at Arundel Junction.

Crawley Development Corporation

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Architect Thomas Bennett was appointed chairman of Crawley Development Corporation.
Crawley Development Corporation was set up in February 1947 by the Government of the United Kingdom to establish, administer and control the development of the New Town of Crawley in accordance with the New Towns Act 1946.

Brighton

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Crawley grew slowly in importance over the next few centuries, but was boosted in the 18th century by the construction of the turnpike road between London and Brighton.
From the 1760s it was a boarding point for boats travelling to France; road transport to London was improved when the main road via Crawley was turnpiked in 1770; and spas and indoor baths were opened by other entrepreneurial physicians such as Sake Dean Mahomed and Anthony Relhan (who also wrote the town's first guidebook).

Broadfield, West Sussex

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This proposed new neighbourhoods at Broadfield and Bewbush, both of which extended outside the administrative area of the then Urban District Council.
Broadfield is a neighbourhood within the town of Crawley in West Sussex, England.

Tinsley Green, West Sussex

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In 1999, plans were announced to develop a 14th neighbourhood on land at Tinsley Green to the northeast of the town, in 2011 this was given the go ahead and is officially the towns 14th neighbourhood and named Forge Wood, after the ancient woodland that is enclosed within the development.
Tinsley Green is an area in the Borough of Crawley, one of seven local government districts in the English county of West Sussex.

New towns in the United Kingdom

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After the Second World War, the British Government planned to move large numbers of people and jobs out of London and into new towns around South East England.

Maidenbower

By 1980, the council identified land at Maidenbower, south of the Pound Hill neighbourhood, as being suitable for another new neighbourhood, and work began in 1986.
Maidenbower is a neighbourhood of the town of Crawley in West Sussex, England.

Brighton main line

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The Brighton Main Line was the first railway line to serve the Crawley area.
Due to the difficult terrain and relatively sparse population between Croydon and Brighton, the line by-passed several towns and villages on the London-Brighton road, such as Reigate and Crawley.

Anthony Minoprio

By this time, an initial plan for the development of the area had been drawn up by Anthony Minoprio.
Later he worked more as a town planner, particularly the New Town of Crawley.

Horsham District

HorshamHorsham District Councildistrict of Horsham
In 2009, expansion was being planned in the west and north-west of the town, in cooperation with Horsham District Council, which has now become a new neighborhood named Kilnwood Vale, but it is not in Crawley.
The district borders those of Crawley, Mid Sussex, Mole Valley, Chichester, Arun and Adur, and the unitary authority of Brighton & Hove.

Horsham

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It is surrounded by smaller towns including Horley, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Horsham, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.
Nearby towns include Crawley to the north-east and Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill to the south-east.

Thomas Bennett (architect)

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Architect Thomas Bennett was appointed chairman of Crawley Development Corporation.
Sir Thomas Penberthy Bennett KBE FRIBA (14 August 1887 – 29 January 1980) was a renowned English architect, responsible for much of the development of the new towns of Crawley and Stevenage.

Horley

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It is surrounded by smaller towns including Horley, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Horsham, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.
The county border with West Sussex is to the south with Crawley and Gatwick Airport close to the town.

Sussex

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The shield bears nine martlets representing both the county of Sussex and the new town's original nine neighbourhoods.

East Grinstead

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It is surrounded by smaller towns including Horley, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Horsham, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.
Nearby towns include Crawley and Horley to the west, Tunbridge Wells to the east and Redhill and Reigate to the northwest.

Crawley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Crawley Borough is coterminous with the parliamentary constituency of Crawley.
The constituency covers the whole of the town and borough of Crawley in West Sussex which includes London Gatwick Airport.

Reigate and Banstead

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The borough of Crawley is bordered by the West Sussex local government areas of Mid Sussex and Horsham districts, and the Mole Valley and Tandridge districts and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead in the county of Surrey.
The borough borders the Borough of Crawley (in West Sussex) to the south, the Borough of Epsom and Ewell and District of Mole Valley to the west, Tandridge District to the east and the London Boroughs of Sutton and Croydon to the north.

Tilgate

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Secondary education was to be provided at campuses at Ifield Green, Three Bridges and Tilgate.
Tilgate is a neighbourhood within the town of Crawley in West Sussex, England.

Laura Moffatt

Laura Moffatt, a member of the Labour Party, was the MP for Crawley from 1997 to 2010; she was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health, Alan Johnson.
Born Laura Jean Field in London in 1954, she was educated at Hazelwick School in Crawley, West Sussex before attending the Crawley College of Technology (now renamed Central Sussex College).