Posted: 2017-01-23, in category: Uncategorized
Accessible and affordable housing for first time buyers in the UK, is the motivation behind plans to build 14 new garden villages in areas from Cornwall to Cumbria. An injection of government funds amounting to £6m will be available over two years to support the project. The intent is to deliver 48,000 homes primarily for those at the bottom of the property chain. This includes young couples who would not normally be able to afford a home in the area they were raised in, and near friends and family. They are often forced to purchase a home some distance away, which can mean loss of contact with loved ones.
The aim of these garden villages is to provide a self sustaining living solution, meaning people should not be reliant on travelling outside of the community for work etc. Garden villages are not intended to represent an extension to nearby towns or cities, but to create their own community network. Schools, doctors surgeries and shops should all be within reach locally, and the villages will have their own independent community facilities and transport infrastructure.
There is no ‘single model’ for these villages which are each set to offer 1,500 to 10,000 homes, and each community is encouraged to invite local input in an effort to create their own unique identities. A stipulation is that the homes provided must demonstrate innovative design along with high quality construction. The new schemes will benefit the UK’s construction industry and also provide work for engineers and tradesmen.
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