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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Council powers to build 'new towns'

Councils are set to receive greater powers to seize land and approve large-scale housebuilding as part of government plans to tackle Britain’s homes shortage and create a generation of garden towns.

The Government are looking to give Council's new powers to seize land for the building of 'garden towns' to help tackle the UK's housing crisis.

Next week's Queen’s Speech is expected to include proposals for new legislation to help enable councils to develop the next wave of garden towns and cities - as outlined by George Osborne in his last Budget speech.

The proposals would provide councils greater planning, financial flexibility and stronger compulsory purchase powers to make the development process fairer and quicker.

So expect to see the next wave of New Towns across the UK and no doubt plenty more roundabouts.

Let's hope they will bring some cutting edge design, not just Poundbury nostalgia lego lands - I'm wanting full on Jetsons.

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