Up to 20,000 new homes announced for Greater Exeter

The new garden community will join the 28 other garden communities the government already supports.

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A new garden community comprising up to 20,000 new homes will be built across Exeter and the surrounding area, the Minister of State for Housing Kit Malthouse MP has announced.

As part of the deal for the South West, the homes are pitched for completion by 2040, and will provide properties for families and new communities in Devon.

With £750,000 of government funding backing the project, the money will be used to fund dedicated project teams, master planning work, and studies to anticipate and offset the impact of housing growth.

Commenting on the announcement, Malthouse said: “This is fantastic news for Exeter and the surrounding area.

“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.”

Three councils – Exeter City Council, East Devon Council and Teignbridge District Council – will work together on plans for the development, which will join the 28 existing garden communities the government is currently supporting.

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