Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, has announced government
support for 14 garden villages and three new garden towns.
Garden villages are settlements of 1,500 to 10,000 homes with
their own community facilities. Garden towns are settlements of
more than 10,000 homes. In July 2016, the Department for
Communities and Local Government (DCLG) invited applications for
support - finance, expertise, brokerage and planning freedoms -
towards the development of garden villages. The successful
applications will have access to a £6 billion fund over the next
two financial years.
A further £1.4 billion will be used to support new garden towns
in Aylesbury, Taunton and Harlow and Gilston.
The 14 new garden villages are proposed for:
- Long Marston in Stratford-on-Avon
- Oxfordshire Cotswold in West Oxfordshire
- Deenethorpe in East Northants
- Culm in Mid-Devon
- Welborne near Fareham
- West Carclase in Cornwall
- Dunton Hills near Brentwood
- Spitalgate Heath in South Kesteven
- Halsnead in Knowsley
- Longcross in Runnymede and Surrey Heath
- Bailrigg in Lancaster
- Infinity Garden Village in South Derbyshire/Derby City
- St Cuthberts near Carlisle
- North Cheshire in Cheshire East.
The government may issue a further call for expressions of
interest in more garden villages later this year.
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