The Department of Communities and Local Government announced this week the location of 14 new Garden Villages which have a combined potential of delivering 48,000 new homes.
The location of the 14 garden villages are;
- Long Marston in Stratford-on-Avon
- Oxfordshire Cotswold in West Oxfordshire
- Deenethorpe in East Northants
- Culm in Mid Devon
- Welborne near Fareham in Hampshire
- West Carclaze in Cornwall
- Dunton Hills near Brentwood, Essex
- Spitalgate Heath in South Kesteven, Lincolnshire
- Halsnead in Knowsley, Merseyside
- Longcross in Runnymede and Surrey Heath
- Bailrigg in Lancaster
- Infinity Garden Village in South Derbyshire and Derby City area
- St Cuthberts near Carlisle City, Cumbria
- North Cheshire in Cheshire East
Each of the Garden Villages will provide between 1,500 and 10,000 new homes and are seen by Central Government as a mechanism to support locally-led development. The Government have announced that the Garden Villages will have access to a £6 million fund to support their delivery.
In addition to the garden villages three new garden towns have been announced (Aylesbury, Taunton and Harlow & Gilston) this follows the Governments earlier announcement identifying an initial seven garden towns.
The Government has also announced that it may run a further call for expressions of interest for further garden village proposals.
For more information on the Government Garden Village programme please contact Chapman Lily Planning.