A new garden city for England

Ebbsfleet in Kent has been earmarked to become home to the first new ‘garden city’ in the country in a century – but it’ll be a drop in the ocean of our housing needs, says Simon Wilson.

What has been proposed?

Chancellor George Osborne this week announced the creation of Britain’s first new 'garden city' for almost 100 years. The area earmarked for this grandiose vision is at a site close to Ebbsfleet International railway station on the north Kent coast east of Dartford and west of Gravesend, opposite the old docks at Tilbury across the river.

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