Mr Clegg is said to be “determined” to publish the prospectus for the two new garden city developments.
A senior Lib Dem source said: “Nick’s view is that we are not going to solve the chronic housing shortage in this country by building a house here and a house there and the ever greater sprawl into the green belt.
“What we need are planned communities. The Lib Dems have consistently argued – publicly and privately – about the benefits of garden cities. We want to see the publication of a prospectus on garden cities, as Nick Clegg has made clear. We will continue to make that case inside and outside government.”
The rest of teh story is a non story as of the major sites programme only Cranbrook is a new settlement.