From the St Gobain debate
Speaking in support of the motion, James [Gross] highlighted that “Government support needs to stay the course, not waver in the face of the inevitable cat calls of the NIMBY ‘haves’.” He also suggested that political parties should be encouraging competition for garden city status.
Our opposing speaker, Ian [Tant], did acknowledge that garden cities “are an important part of the solution to the acute shortage of new housing in England”, but amongst his challenges raises the issue of the length of time that it takes to deliver new homes.
So that’s the only point at issue, Garden Cities, like all other major blocks of housing, take a long time. So if thats the only issue lets get on with them as quickly as possible.