The location of 14 new garden villages of between 1,500 and 10,000 new homes has been confirmed by the Government. To support their development a two year £6 million fund will be made available and new planning freedoms will be offered. The new garden villages are1:

* Long Marston in Stratford-on-Avon
* Oxfordshire Cotswold in West Oxfordshire
* Deenethorpe in East Northants
* Culm in Mid Devon
* Welborne near Fareham in Hampshire
* West Carclaze in Cornwall
* Dunton Hills near Brentwood, Essex
* Spitalgate Heath in South Kesteven, Lincolnshire
* Halsnead in Knowsley, Merseyside
* Longcross in Runnymede and Surrey Heath
* Bailrigg in Lancaster
* Infinity Garden Village in South Derbyshire and Derby City area
* St Cuthberts near Carlisle City, Cumbria
* North Cheshire in Cheshire East

Three new garden towns were also announced; Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire; Taunton, Somerset and Harlow & Gilston, Essex and Hertfordshire. When these developments are considered with the seven new garden towns previously confirmed this brings a total of 200,000 new homes.


1 Ruralcity Media. (January 2017). Garden Villages ‘will ease housing crisis’. Rural Services Network. Available from: (Accessed 14th February 2017)
2 Warner, D. (January 2017). New Garden Villages Have Potential to Deliver 48,000 Homes. NHBC Available from: (Accessed 14th February 2017)