The Government has recently announced its intention to build new ‘garden’ towns and villages across England to help tackle the housing crisis.
The plan calls for the delivery of 14 new villages that contain 1,500 to 10,000 new residences. The new homes will be built on the outskirts of existing communities. An additional three towns consisting of over 10,000 homes each will be constructed outside Harlow & Gibson, Aylesbury, and Taunton.
The first announcement from Theresa May in 2017 suggests that she will make housing one of her top priorities. The previous Conservative government experienced heavy criticism because it failed to build more homes. These new plans are being applauded by campaign groups despite earlier worries that garden cities would put more pressure on infrastructure and cause urban sprawl.
The housing minister said that the villages will create nearly 50,000 new homes between Cheshire and Devon. The new towns and villages combined will bring the grand total to 200,000 new homes.
Gavin Barwell said that these garden towns and villages can potentially deliver new jobs and facilities as well as new homes.