Garden Communities

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Doocey Baroness Doocey Chair, Finance Committee (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they used to select the 14 new garden villages which will receive government support, from the 51 expressions of interest received; and on what criteria the Fairoaks garden village was rejected.

Photo of Baroness Doocey Baroness Doocey Chair, Finance Committee (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they made of developments at Longcross, Woodham New Town and Deepcut in reaching their decision on the 14 new garden villages.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

All expressions of interest were measured against the assessment criteria as set out in the Government prospectus “Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities” published March 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508205/Locally-led_garden_villages__towns_and_cities.pdf

They include, for example: the likelihood of timely progress and accelerated delivery; the strength of quality, innovation and design in the proposal; and the strength of local leadership and support.

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