To help tackle the ongoing housing crisis, plots for 100,000 homes will be created before the next election, Eric Pickles has said.

According to, the land is being released by the coalition government through the local infrastructure plan for housing.

Moreover, at least two new garden cities could be built in the South East, the secretary of state for communities and local government, Eric Pickles, has confirmed.

“It is important to set up settlements where there is going to be some infrastructure there, where there is going to be roads and the like,” he explained. “I think we could probably produce garden settlements, we could produce a garden city or two – provided it is in places where people want it and there are authorities expressing an interest.”

Reports last week revealed that the two garden cities in question could be located in Yalding, Kent and Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, but Mr Pickles insisted that no decisions have been made on locations yet.

Deputy Prime Minister also said he is in favour of garden cities, stating that there was “no point hiding” the fact that new cities are needed to help deal with the housing crisis, reports

Legal & General also recently announced it wants to invest into building five new town across the UK over the next ten years. It agreed that the construction of new towns is the best way to deal with the lack of housing currently available.