New villages and homes announced in the recent government statement, in the latest round of infrastructure proposals. Clearly, a step in the right direction, as there has been significant under investment for a number of years. A welcome announcement, however, further detail is required on the funding for these major projects, and how the government proposes to attract other investment.
England's first garden villages have been proposed for 14 sites spread across the country from Cornwall to Cumbria, the government has announced. Ministers have lent their support to 14 planned developments which will each deliver between 1,500 and 10,000 properties and establish new villages. The new garden villages could provide 48,000 homes, the government says. Larger garden towns in Buckinghamshire, Somerset and the Essex-Hertfordshire border were also approved.