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Fourteen garden villages to be built in England

Posted on 3 January 2017

Fourteen garden villages are to be built across England on sites including a former airfield and green belt land, Ministers have said.

The villages, totalling 48,000 homes, will not be extensions of existing small towns or villages, but “distinct new places with their own community facilities”, the Government said.

Sites from Cornwall to Cumbria have been identified in the first round of approved locations, making them eligible for a share of a £6m government technical and financial support fund. After completion, the villages may vary in size from 1,500 homes up to 10,000.

Infinty Garden Village, north of the A50 to the southwest of Derby and close to Infinity Park is among the new villages.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell said the development of the villages would be locally led by communities rather than central Government, The Guardian reported.

“New communities not only deliver homes, they also bring new jobs and facilities and a big boost to local economies,” he said.

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