Fallings Park estate, a large agricultural area, just over a mile from the centre of Wolverhampton, was owned by Sir Richard Paget, a great advocate of the garden suburb movement. He admired the garden suburbs that had been built at Letchworth, Port Sunlight, and Bournville, and decided to build one on 400 acres of the estate, on either side of Cannock Road. The scheme would ensure that only quality houses of a certain standard could be built, which would cater for the needs of landlords and tenants alike.
The site would be planned in advance so that streets could be laid out on a system, with ample width for all future purposes. Buildings for public or social purposes would be provided in the most convenient places, and be close to the houses.
Control would be exercised over the character of the buildings to be erected, so that they could conform to a general plan and harmonise with the surroundings, and each other.
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