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Garden community to be built in greater Exeter area

Words: Laura Edgar
Kit Malthouse / Chris McAndrew

Housing minister Kit Malthouse has announced that a garden community comprising 20,000 homes will be built in the Exeter area.

The homes are part of a deal for the South West and will be built by 2040.

Government funding of £750,000 will support the project. It will be used to fund dedicated project teams, masterplanning work, and studies to anticipate and offset the impact of housing growth, the government explained.

Malthouse said: “We are making an urgent push to build more, better, faster, and it is good to see the authorities working together to plan 20,000 much-needed properties built in Devon.

“This project is the next latest step towards meeting our aim of building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s in the areas where people need them the most.”

The councils working together on the plans are Exeter City Council, East Devon Council and Teignbridge District Council.

This is the 29th garden community to be supported by the government.

Image credit | Chris McAndrew