Today’s budget confirmed Government’s commitment to update the New Towns Act to deliver new Garden Cities. 

A response from Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the TCPA: 

 "The TCPA welcomes the government's commitment to update the New Towns Act, which we have long been calling for, to support the delivery of new garden cities for the 21st century. 

"Updating the legislation provides the opportunity to ensure a balance between robust citizen rights and creating powerful development corporations to deliver highly sustainable new communities. 

"We look foward to working with the government on modernising the legislation. By refreshing the New Towns Act we can ensure that development corporations have transparent legal objectives on sustainable development, climate change and social inclusion and enhanced requirements for participation by the public in the design and delivery of new communities."