Letchworth launches competition for 45ha expansion

Letchworth Garden City

Original garden city sows seeds for expansion

The Hertfordshire town seen as the mother of all garden cities has kicked off a design competition seeking ideas for a 45ha expansion area to deliver up to 900 new homes and a primary school.

Founded in 1903, Letchworth Garden City was the brainchild of social reformer Ebenezer Howard who sought to improve people’s lives by combining the best of living and working in the town and country.

The principles underpinning its planned development led to a vibrant international garden city movement.

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