Councils urged to create new garden towns

 

Councils are being urged to apply for a place on the Government's garden communities programme.

Communities secretary James Brokenshire (pictured) said winning bidders would receive tailored support and potential grant funding to help with staffing or environmental assessments.

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Mr Brokenshire said: 'We want to help local authorities build strong and vibrant communities where people want to live, work, and raise families.

'Our garden communities programme already has the potential to provide over 200,000 new homes by 2050, and we want to go further.'

Garden communities can deliver between 10,000 to 40,000 homes, and 23 communities are already receiving funding support.

This story first appeared on localgov.co.uk.

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