Published: 25th Mar 2019

Meecebrook, Stafford, where 10,000 homes could be built Five new garden towns that could collectively see 64,000 homes built across England will share £3.7m from the government to fast-track specialist survey and planning works.  The government published their new garden towns prospectus last summer, which set out a list of criteria that local authorities and private sector partners must meet to receive backing and funding. The prospectus said the government’s strategy will not be about creating ‘dormitory towns’ or places which just use the garden name as a ‘convenient label.’ Councils and groups from across England submitted over 100 proposals with the five taken forward receiving an initial £750,000 to help develop their plans. The 5 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 … (To read the full article, subscribe below)