New garden villages could deliver 48,000 new homes

New garden villages could deliver 48,000 new homes

A garden village scheme, which has the potential to deliver 48,000 homes in England, will receive a £6m fund from the government.

The expansion of the existing garden towns programme aims to deliver projects that can deliver between 1,5000 and 10,000 homes each.

The 14 new garden villages will receive the £6m fund over the next two financial years.

On Monday (2nd January 2017) it was announced that three new garden towns in Aylesbury, Taunton and Harlow & Gilston would receive a further £1.4m of funding to support their delivery.

All these garden projects will also be able to access other infrastructure funding programmes, including the £2.3bn housing infrastructure fund.

Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell said: “Locally led garden towns and villages have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need.

“New communities not only deliver homes, they also bring new jobs and facilities and a big boost to local economies. These places combined could provide almost 200,000 homes.”

This announcement comes alongside news that thousands of new starter homes are to be built on brownfield sites across the country.

To see the full list of garden villages and towns, please visit the government website.

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