Published: 30th Jul 2018

A cross-party group of MPs has called on the Government to put new towns centre stage in the next Budget. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on New Towns has sent a copy of its manifesto to chancellor Phillip Hammond and urged him to give new towns the attention they deserve. A total of 32 new towns were built across the UK between 1946 and 1970 under the New Towns Act and other pieces of legislation. According to the APPG, more than 2.8 million people live in new towns these days, which include some of the UK’s fastest-growing and most successful. The APPG’s manifesto calls for new towns to be included in a Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) Minister’s list of key responsibilities to help unlock their potential. It also calls on the Government to publish a new towns prospectus to set out how they can support existing … (To read the full article, subscribe below)