William Eichler 03 January 2017

New garden villages to deliver thousands of houses

New garden villages to deliver thousands of houses

The Government yesterday announced its support for the first ever garden villages, which have the potential to deliver nearly 50,000 homes.

The 14 new villages will have access to a £6m fund over the next two financial years. This will help support the delivery of 48,000 houses.

The housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell also yesterday announced Whitehall’s support for three new garden towns in Aylesbury, Taunton and Harlow & Gilston.

A further £1.4m of funding will be made available to support their delivery.

When combined with the seven new garden towns already announced, the new settlements have the combined potential to provide almost 200,000 new homes.

‘Locally-led garden towns and villages have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need,’ said Mr Barwell.

‘New communities not only deliver homes, they also bring new jobs and facilities and a big boost to local economies.’

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