New garden village set for Derbyshire

Plans for the new village

Some 3,200 homes are set to built in a new garden village in Derbyshire after the Government announced a UK-wide £9m fundng package.

The new village, near Sinfin, is set to be called Infinity and will receive £150,000 from the government to kick-start its construction.

The Garden Communities project is expected to deliver 200,000 properties on large sites by 2050, and the Government latest funding will help get 21 sites ready for development.

The cash will help pay for masterplanning and technical studies.

Work is already underway on 10,000 properties across the country in garden towns and villages, with 36,000 expected to be underway or completed by 2022.

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP said: “We have not built enough homes in this country for the last three decades, and we are turning that around as we work towards our target to build 300,000 properties a year by the mid-2020s.

“This £9 million funding boost is giving councils the support and cash injection they need so they can finish planning new developments and get diggers on site.

The developments being funded include a 2,000 home site for custom and self-builders in Bicester, on land purchased by the council from the Ministry of Defence.

It also includes developments in Basingstoke, Didcot, Taunton, Harlow-Gilston and across Northamptonshire where work is already underway on the first phase of developments.

The funding will be administered by Homes England.