WYG questions garden towns and density

We are always very appreciative to have the expertise of WYG's Planning Director, Anne Clements, at Future Cities Forum and so pleased to announce that she will be speaking at our November 22 event at Royal Arsenal Woolwich, on the housing crisis and the plans for new garden towns.

The government announced in the revised draft of the National Planning and Policy Framework that the creation of new garden villages and towns, was a significant future measure to help solve the current housing crisis.

However, Anne has reacted by saying that density is a key issue here and the government should look at the building of mansion blocks in order to provide enough homes.

In London, she stated, 'Old Oak Common is really the last major regeneration zone with any real scale for planning development left in the Capital, so we will have to be very adept at how we create new housing in the future'.