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Nick Clegg calls for 'garden cities'

Nick Clegg is calling for the creation of a new generation of new towns and garden cities to address Britain's growing housing crisis. He will say the Government is making available £225 million in funding which will build 48,600 new homes.

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Housing shortage has created 'generational shift' in debate

Nick Clegg will say that the shortage of homes for young people has created a "generational shift" in the debate, with people becoming more receptive to the idea of new developments which in the past would have been strongly resisted.

The babyboomers of the fifties and sixties, people who were largely catered for by the massive housing expansion after the Second World War, are now watching their children struggle.

The plight of the next generation is making what was an abstract housing shortage increasingly tangible and real. And as we, as a society, become more open to development that creates the space for politicians to be bold.

– Nick Clegg

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