£2.5 million for garden cities

The government has announced a new £2.5 million funding boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes across England.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid revealed that nine locally-led garden town developments will each receive new funding to fast track the build out of the large housing projects.

Javid said: "Locally-led garden towns have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need. This new funding will help support the construction of more than 155,000 homes in nine places across the country. New communities not only deliver homes, but also bring new jobs and facilities and a big boost to local economies."

The funding will support the development of nine new locally-led garden towns at Bicester, Didcot, Basingstoke, Otterpool Park in Kent, Aylesbury, Taunton, Harlow-Gilston, North Northamptonshire and North Essex.

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