Bicester Garden City – The Truth Starts to Filter Through

bicester aerialThe CDC official announcement of the Garden City status confirms that the claim by Nick Clegg of building 13,000 new homes was spurious. 10,000 were already planned and only an additional 3000 will be built as a result of the new scheme.

The one thing that jumps out though is that this will not be a single development, as seems to be the impression offered by Clegg and the government.

Surely the vision of a garden city has always been a single town (such as Milton Keynes) built around a common infrastructure. This seems completely at odds with that.

http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=10371

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About Ian Middleton

Ian writes a regular column for Retail Week Magazine and also writes for Huffington Post, EvolvePolitics.com as well as contributing comment pieces for national newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on BBC TV and local and national radio and was The Green Party Parliamentary candidate for North Oxfordshire in 2015 and 2017. He is an ethical entrepreneur with areas of expertise in retail and social entrepreneurship. But he also writes and comments on music, food, the environment, ethical consumerism, technology, energy production and animal and human rights. Ian is a trained psychologist, musician, runner, hiker, allotmenteer, vegan, humanist and committed atheist.

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