A UN resolution has demanded that developers “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the Tory-occupied territories of Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire”.

The UN said that the establishment of settlements by developers has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law”.

Sites for 14 garden villages and 3 garden towns have been proposed, spread across the country from Cornwall to Cumbria. The new settlements could provide over 48,000 homes.

A UN spokesman said that these developments are fine in the north of the country but not in the Tory-held southern counties.

The resolution affirms that the settlements are “dangerously imperilling the viability of the two-nation state of England”.