“…It is deeply to be deplored that the people should continue to stream into the already over-crowded cities, and should thus further deplete the country districts…” Ebenezer Howard, ‘Garden Cities of Tomorrow’, 1902

Principles

  • Strong vision, leadership and community engagement
  • Land value capture for the benefit of the community
  • Community ownership of land and long-term stewardship of assets
  • Mixed-tenure homes and housing types that are affordable for ordinary people
  • Beautifully and imaginatively designed homes with gardens in healthy communities
  • A strong local jobs offer in the Garden City itself and within easy commuting distance
  • Opportunities for residents to gown their own food, including allotments
  • Generous green space, including: surrounding belt of countryside to prevent unplanned sprawl; well connected and biodiversity-rich public parks; high quality gardens; tree-lines streets; and open spaces
  • Strong cultural, recreational and shopping facilities in walkable neighbourhoods
  • Integrated and accessible transport systems
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