Wei Yang & Partners joins over 50 organisations – including councils, professional bodies, trade associations, charities, developers and designers – to call on the government to reinstate a reference to Garden City principles in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
TCPA Chief Executive, Kate Henderson, said:
“Meeting the nation’s housing needs involves more than just delivering housing units; we need to create beautiful places which offer a wide range of employment opportunities and genuinely affordable homes, while enabling more sustainable lifestyles. The Garden City principles can deliver all this and are underpinned by a financial model which not only enables fast delivery but puts people at the heart of delivering new places and provides resources for the long-term stewardship and maintenance of a high-quality public realm and high-quality community facilities.
Re-committing to the Garden City principles in the NPPF is the starting point to unlocking a new generation of highly sustainable places that meet housing, employment and quality of life needs while promoting innovation. We recognise the Prime Minister’s personal commitment to building communities the nation can be proud of, and we urge the government to ensure the Garden City principles are reinstated in the NPPF.”
Wei Yang & Partners Chairman, Dr Wei Yang, said:
“We are delighted to have joined TCPA and 50 other major organisations calling on government not to remove its commitment to the Garden City principles in the revised National Planning NPPF.
We are building for current communities, and also for the future. In the current context of large scale housing development being planned and built rapidly around the country, it is so important that quality, as well as long-term stewardship and maintenance regimes are being considered properly.”
The Joint Statement can be downloaded from TCPA website: https://www.tcpa.org.uk/joint-statement-gcp-nppf