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Rogers hits out at garden cities proposals


I suspect that neither Lord Rogers, nor Brandon Lewis have read the Urbed proposals. Urbed state: "As good urbanists we also would argue that this should sit alongside policies for urban infill and consolidation along with the continued growth of London and the great regional cities. The type of Garden City that we suggest does not stand in opposition to urban infill or to brownfield development." What does Lewis envisage? A house-builders free for all with weak/non-existent infrastructure? Same old same old then; who wants that? Urbed propose that the infrastructure is (a) expanded use of existing and (b) funded by borrowings, paid back over an extended period, as Garden Cities were originally did.

Posted date

9 September, 2014

Posted time

12:39 pm