Locally-led garden cities: prospectus

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Invites expressions of interest from localities interested in developing new garden cities, and how government can support development.



Increasing the supply of new homes is a key priority for the coalition government. We have already done a great deal - mortgage approvals have increased, the number of first time buyers is growing, and more homes are being delivered - but we need to go further.

We know that in many areas, people want to be ambitious and innovative in their approach to delivering the homes they need. We want to support that ambition, and encourage them to go even further. The locally-led garden cities prospectus therefore sets out a broad support package that government will offer localities which are ambitious in terms of scale and delivery, and set high standards for design, quality and the provision of green space.

This prospectus invites local authorities to put forward their ideas for how they wish to develop garden cities, how they wish to make use of the existing central government funding and support, and what other freedoms, flexibilities and support they need to make ambitious new garden cities a reality.