East Midlands set to get three new “garden villages”

The East Midlands is set to play host to three new garden villages as part of government plans to build more than 48,000 homes.

Deenethorpe in Northamptonshire, Spitalgate Heath in Lincolnshire and Infinity Garden Village will see between 1,500 and 10,000 homes being built and will have access to a £6m fund over the next two financial years to ” unlock the full capacity of sites, providing funding for additional resources and expertise to accelerate development and avoid delays,” according to the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell said: “Locally-led garden towns and villages have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need.

“New communities not only deliver homes, they also bring new jobs and facilities and a big boost to local economies. These places combined could provide almost 200,000 homes.”