Life in our cities, towns and villages
Thanks to urban regeneration, three quarters of the new homes created by 2026 will be contained within urban areas on existing brownfield land with the remainder taking up some of our countryside.
The Green Belt will come under increasing pressure from new development but its principle of protecting the countryside from urban sprawl will remain intact.
Greener towns and cities
Our towns and cities will also become greener places to live and work with rooftop gardens, parks, nature reserves, woodlands and more green spaces. New housing will be close to places for work, schools, shops and other services minimising car travel and maximising public transport. Road tolls and more people working from home will also reduce traffic.
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Thriving small towns and villages
Smaller towns and villages will grow as a result of the revival in locally produced food and the interest in the countryside for leisure. This will also help to create more local jobs.
With less traffic, the countryside will be a quieter place for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. The substantial growth in the rural population will allow small towns and villages to thrive after decades of decline.