He quotes a maximum annual housing completion figure for Milton Keynes of 3,500 - but that was for the entire borough of Milton Keynes.
The highest annual completions achieved within the new town designated area (in 1982 and 1985) were just below 3,000 - and in 1982 more than half of those completions were public sector. He may, however, be unduly pessimistic about the lead-time: Milton Keynes was designated as a New Town in 1967 and the first housing completions took place in 1971 - in four years rather than the ten Lord Taylor suggests.
David Hackforth, commenting on news that a Lib Dem peer has warned that garden cities alone will not solve the housing crisis.
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