The Government has confirmed the location of 14 garden villages across England and another three garden towns in Aylesbury, Taunton and the Harlow area, which will between them deliver more than 200,000 new homes.
“These new settlements, most of them on brownfield sites, will provide more land for housing and more much-needed homes across England,” says NaCSBA chairman Michael Holmes.
“We know that a significant proportion of the new homes in these garden villages and towns will be custom build and self build, so it is very positive for people planning to build in 2017. If you are thinking of building your own home, then this is very positive news — there could be some fantastic opportunities and some great new plots in these garden villages.
Garden Village Sites Named
“One of those sites that has been announced early on in the garden villages programme is on the site of a former clay pit in Cornwall and there are details already of plans in that scheme to include serviced plots for custom and self build homes.”
The 14 new garden villages will have access to a £6million fund. The settlements will be in:
- Long Marston in Stratford Upon Avon
- Oxfordshire Cotswolds in west Oxfordshire
- Deenethorpe in Northamptonshire
- Culm in Devon
- Welborne in Hampshire
- West Carclaze in Cornwall
- Dunton Hills in Essex
- Spitalgate Heath in Lincolnshire
- Halsnead in Merseyside
- Longcross in Surrey
- Bailrigg in Lancaster
- Infinity Garden Village in Derbyshire
- St Cuthberts in Cumbria
- Handforth in Cheshire.