First ‘Garden Villages’ Get The Go-Ahead From Ministers


Garden Villages


By Nigel Morris in iNews.


England’s first ‘garden villages’ – new communities of between 1,500 and 10,000 homes – have been given government backing. Up to 48,000 properties could be built at 14 relatively small sites from Cornwall to Cumbria in the drive to meet the increasing demand for housing across much of the country. Ministers have also given the green light to three larger scale ‘garden towns’ – at Aylesbury, Bucks; Taunton in Somerset; and Harlow and Gilston on the Essex-Hertfordshire border. They will each provide more than 10,000 new homes. The garden villages will be distinct communities, rather than suburbs or extensions of existing built-up areas.

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