With 23,000 homes planned across four new Garden Town neighbourhoods and in Harlow itself, the funding will be used towards programmes and projects that will help Harlow & Gilston Garden Town’s five council partnership shape the future for not only existing and new residents but the generation that follows.
The money is part of a £15m funding pot to support delivery of thousands of new homes in beautiful, green Garden Communities across England.
“We’re delighted that Homes England and the Department of Levelling Up, Homes and Communities continue to be supportive of our vision for the future,” commented Garden Town Director, Naisha Polaine.
“Five councils united by a collective goal of sustainable local growth and creating new opportunities is something that local residents in East Herts, Harlow and Epping Forest can be very excited about.
“We are making great progress towards Garden Town delivery and this summer will be another exciting time with the Garden Town continuing to consult and engage with residents and ensuring they’re informed and involved in Harlow & Gilston every step of the way.”
Jan Goodeve, Executive Member for Planning and Growth at East Herts Council, said: “This announcement is a welcome boost to ambitious plans that will transform the south eastern part of our district around Gilston, providing much needed new housing, jobs and infrastructure for existing residents and our future generations.”
Nationally, £69m will deliver up to 16,000 homes per year from 2025, creating almost 200,000 jobs and boosting the economy.
It supports the Government’s plans to level up the country, regenerate underused land and bring forward beautiful new developments, Housing Minister Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP said: “Building beautiful new homes in the places they are most needed lies at the heart of the Government’s levelling up mission. Garden villages and towns are perfect examples of the vibrant, green communities we want to see right across the country and today’s funding will allow us to work hand-in-hand with local leaders and industry to deliver the high-quality new homes that we need.”