Half a million more
The Taunton Garden Town project has been granted a further £550,000 from Central Government today. The money will support Taunton Deane Borough Council’s ambition to deliver 15,000 homes. The new funds are on top of £1.135m already granted to help work up the proposals.
Work has already got underway on approximately 2,300 properties. The new homes are planned across three major sites that form a ring around Taunton at Comeytrow, Staplegrove and Monkton Heathfield.
Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP in announcing the grant noted “We have not built enough homes in this country for the last three decades, and we are turning that around as we work towards our target to build
The funding will be administered by Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator.
No doubt all new build will use renewable energy, have water filtration systems to make full use of precipitation and have green roofs on which to grow food, or are we looking at a massive overload of existing sources…