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Labour has vowed to create new cities like Milton Keynes throughout Britiain. Today Labour’s deputy chief Angela Rayner says creating the city centres will assist her celebration meet its goal of 1.5 million new houses.

Rayner will say “Labour’s towns of the future” may have inexperienced areas, colleges, GP surgical procedures and encompass no less than 40 p.c inexpensive housing – with builders who’re onside set to “experience a new dawn”.

She will say: “Labour’s new towns are just one part of our ambitious house-building agenda which will see swathes of good quality, affordable houses built in the national interest.

“Developers who deliver on their obligations to build high quality, well designed and sustainable affordable housing, with green spaces and transport links and schools and GPs surgeries nearby, will experience a new dawn under Labour.

“But those who have wriggled out of their responsibilities for too long will be robustly held to account.”

Rayner will add: “Labour’s towns of the future will be built on the foundations of our past.

“The post-war period taught us that when the government plays a strategic role in housebuilding, we can turbo-charge growth to the benefit of working people across Britain. That is what Labour’s plans will achieve.”

A brand new design code for the cities will, Labour say, guarantee characterful design, lovely buildings and tree-lined streets in addition to consideration being paid to native historical past and id.

In February Housing Secretary Michael Gove set out plans to deal with the housing disaster – with the define of recent legal guidelines to hurry up the method for turning retailers into houses.

It is hoped that under-used workplace websites and former department shops will turn into housing below the “brownfield-first” coverage.

Housing Secretary Michael Gove mentioned: “This Government has a plan to help people achieve the dream of home ownership and grow the economy, with 2.5million homes delivered since 2010 – and we are determined to go further. But we will not allow the countryside to be concreted over.”

Stevenage, Crawley, Hemel Hempstead, Harlow, Basildon and Corby are all new cities. It was below the Labour authorities of Harold Wilson that Milton Keynes was began in 1967.