07 Jun '14, 12pm

Green Building | Garden cities must be affordable - At least 60 per cent of new homes in garden cities should be a...

In one of the key considerations in their report The art of building a garden city: garden city standards for the 21st century, the Town and Country Planning Association said at least 30 per cent of homes in a new garden city must be for social rent and other sub-market housing, ‘shared-equity and low-cost or discounted ownership’, should form at least another 30 per cent – meaning a minimum of 60 per cent affordable housing in garden cities. The report sets out the principles it thinks are important for creating a modern garden city. It asks for central and local government to work together, stating that ‘leadership and support from central government is essential to the delivery of new garden cities’ and that ‘local leaders have an important role to play in providing certainty of vision and persuading the public about the benefits of new garden city developments’. It arg...

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