Tewkesbury Ashchurch Garden town secures £750,000 funding

Tewkesbury Ashchurch

Tewkesbury Ashchurch Garden Community is one of five new garden towns unveiled by the government, unlocking a total of up to 64,000 homes across England.

The locally-led new communities will receive a share of £3.7 million of funding to fast-track specialist survey work and planning works necessary for each new town’s development.

The funds will be spent by councils to help to deliver the homes and infrastructure needed for both neighbouring communities and future residents who will call the new town home. This includes specialist survey work and planning applications.

Tewkesbury Ashchurch Garden Community could deliver up to 10,195 homes. The other successful bids were Grazeley Garden Settlement at Wokingham, Hemel Garden Communities, Easton Park Garden Community, North Uttlesford Garden Community and West of Braintree Garden Community all in Essex and Meecebrook, in the north of Stafford borough.

Councils and groups from around the country submitted more than 100 ambitious proposals with those taken forward each receiving an initial £750,000 to help develop plans for the planned new communities.

The announcement follows the news last month of a £9 million investment to speed up the building of existing garden towns and villages.

Garden communities can take the form of new villages, towns or cities and have the potential to deliver well designed homes at an increased scale, boosting the local economy and creating new jobs.

The new schemes will join the 23 existing garden communities the government is currently supporting.