Budget: “garden villages” will have at least 1,500 homes, “garden towns” at least 10,000

Good luck with those “gardens” folks!

In his Budget, Mr Osborne says: “The government supports the construction of a new wave of garden towns and cities across the country, with the potential to deliver more than 100,000 homes.

“The Budget announces that the government will legislate to make it easier for local authorities to work together to create new garden towns, as well as consult on a second wave of Compulsory Purchase Order reforms with the objective of making the process clearer, fairer and quicker.

“For areas that want to establish smaller settlements, the government will provide technical and financial support to areas that want to establish garden villages and market towns of between 1,500 to 10,000 homes.”


And just to be clear: “clearer, fairer and quicker” applies to developers, not us!