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Garden cities: Local vision should take the lead

Words: Huw Morris
Letchworth Garden City

The government sees large-scale development as crucial to tackling the country's housing crisis and ministers are convinced that garden cities are par of the answer. Huw Morris looks at the challenge ahead

They are among the first examples of sustainable development. Only two – Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City – were built using their founder Ebenezer Howard’s ideals, but they did inspire a flurry of new towns later. Even though garden cities are more than 100 years old they still set the bar for development at an exemplar level. Now there is a cross-party consensus that more should be built to........
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