Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid (CON – Bromsgrove) has lent his support to the creation of 14 ‘garden villages’ across the United Kingdom. The villages, styled after the ‘garden city’ movement popular in post-war Britain, will see up to 48,000 new homes being built in small, new communities.
The 14 communities spread across Britain, ranging from Cornwall to Lincolnshire to Essex, and in our very own county of Lancashire. Bailrigg, the campus of Lancaster University, is set to become a garden village, providing up to 3,500 homes.
Housing Minister Gavin Barwell (CON – Croydon Central) said,
“Locally led garden towns and villages have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need.
“New communities not only deliver homes, they also bring new jobs and facilities and a big boost to local economies. These places combined could provide almost 200,000 homes.”
As well as 14 garden villages, the Government has also backed three ‘garden towns’.