Published: 8th Dec 2014

Over the past three years the TCPA has been leading a campaign for a new generation of garden cities as part of a portfolio of solutions to meet the nation’s housing needs. This period has seen the leaders of the three main Westminster parties announce their support for a new programme of garden cities in England. The government made reference to the principles of garden cities in the National Planning Policy Framework, and invited bids for new ‘locally-led garden cities’, while it explores how to bring forward the long-planned strategic growth area at Ebbsfleet informed by the garden city principles. Last week it was also announced that two former eco-towns are to receive support for accelerated development; the ‘Eco-Bicester’ development in Cherwell is to be given support to be developed as a ‘garden city’ and Northstowe is to receive support to accelerate its housing delivery (the TCPA has been working … (To read the full article, subscribe below)