Garden cities promised
Nick Clegg has promised the construction of 10 new garden cities in the countryside to help tackle the UK’s housing shortage as part of the Liberal Democrat manifesto. Additionally, the Oxford to Cambridge Rail Link would be reopened and expanded as the “Garden Cities Line”. Towns along the line, such as Bedford, would see thousands of new homes built in them as part of the proposals. “Garden cities are a vital cornerstone of our plan to boost house building to 300,000 homes a year – enough to meet demand and keep prices in reach – while protecting precious green space and preventing urban sprawl,” stated Mr Clegg.
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