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Garden community planned for Exeter | Construction Buzz #218

23 May 2019
The Minister of State for Housing has announced plans for a garden community in Greater Exeter with 20,000 new homes.

Kit Malthouse MP announced £75,000 of government funding to develop the garden community, including project teams, major planning, and studies to predict the impact of increased housing. The development is being worked on by Exeter City Council, East Devon Council and Teignbridge District Council and it is expected that the homes will be complete by 2040.

The development will join 28 existing garden communities in the area which are currently being supported by the government. The government is promising high-quality homes in a picturesque area that will help revive the local community.

The Minister of State for Housing Kit Malthouse MP said: “This is fantastic news for Exeter and the surrounding area.”

“We are making an urgent push to build more, better, faster, and it is good to see the authorities working together to plan 20,000 much-needed properties built in Devon.”

“This project is the next latest step towards meeting our aim of building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s, in the areas where people need them the most.”

The development is part of a deal to provide housing for the South West, which forms part of the government’s plan to provide new housing across the country. The government is also aiming for sustainable and affordable homes to ensure more young people can enter the property market and that housing is fit for the future.

Source: UK Construction Online

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