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The launch of the Government’s prospectus, ‘Locally-Led Garden Cities’ has focused attention on the importance of the TCPA’s Garden City Principles, and the role that they play in creating high quality new places.
However with planning in the UK currently in an extremely precarious position, a number of questions remain about how we can apply these high standards in modern times
The TCPA has therefore launched ‘The Art of Building a Garden City: Garden City Standards for the 21st Century’, setting out what the Garden City principles mean in the 21st century, and calling on the Government to play an active role in enabling and coordinating the delivery of inclusive and sustainable new communities.
This document consolidates the key lessons learned from the TCPA’s previous research into the challenges of delivering Garden Cities, and includes explicit details of what each of the Garden Cities principles entails, and what the TCPA believes the principles should deliver to new communities. Later in the year, the TCPA will publish guidance on the practical implementation of the Garden Cities principles to offer additional clarity to local authorities, the private sector and communities interested in creating new Garden Cities.