The five garden communities listed below are in addition to 23 already announced and the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said it will shortly announce further successful bids.
Around £3.7m of funding is being made available by MHCLG to the five communities to “fast-track specialist survey work and planning works necessary for each new town’s development”.
The funds will be spent by councils to help to deliver the homes and infrastructure needed for both neighbouring communities and future residents who will call the new town home.
The five successful bids are:
- Grazeley Garden Settlement, delivering up to 15,000 homes
- Hemel Garden Communities, delivering up to 11,000 homes
- Easton Park Garden Community, North Uttlesford Garden Community and West of Braintree Garden Community, an opportunity to deliver up to 18,500 homes
- Tewkesbury Ashchurch Garden Community, delivering up to 10,195 homes
- Meecebrook, in the north of Stafford borough, delivering around 10,000 homes
Minister of state for housing Kit Malthouse said: “These new towns will not only provide homes for families, but will be vibrant communities where everyone, including neighbouring communities can benefit from new infrastructure – leaving a legacy for future generations to be proud of.
“I congratulate these councils who have put forward ambitious proposals, which will build many thousands of high-quality homes, and am pleased to support them as they work to make these plans a reality.”