Clegg wants three garden cities in wealthy South
Three new garden cities will be built in the “arc of prosperity” on countryside between Oxford and Cambridge under Liberal Democrat plans.
Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, will today publish a long-awaited prospectus which he describes as a “call to arms” for a new generation of garden cities. He will say that the new garden cities, which will each have at least 15,000 new homes, will end the “resentment” caused by decades of “ad-hoc urban sprawl” and provide a solution to the “chronic” housing shortfall.
Mr Clegg’s vision for new garden cities, which will appear in the
Lib-Dem manifesto, will put pressure on David Cameron to match his commitment.
The Prime Minister has backed a new garden city on industrial land in Ebbsfleet, Kent, but the Tories have yet to make any further commitments amid concerns that garden cities in the countryside could alienate Tory voters.