News Release: Brentwood to Benefit from Share of £1.5M Garden Village Cash boost

News Release from Alex Burghart MP, Brentwood and Ongar

Brentwood and Ongar MP, Alex Burghart, says the next round of funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Dunton Hills Garden Village in Brentwood is very welcome.

A total of £6 million is being allocated nationally to help create up to 200,000 well designed new homes through new garden towns and villages. Dunton Hills has already had £628,000 invested in initial scoping and planning, and now a further £150,000 is being invested in the next stage of developing the plans.

Alex Burghart said:

“Dunton Hills Garden Village will provide 4000 new homes within the Borough of Brentwood. This latest funding will be used for preparing environmental assessments and using the latest design techniques to develop areas in which local people will be proud to live. This is a really exciting local project which can set the standard nationwide.”

Housing Minister Rt Hon Esther McVey MP added: 

“Communities are best placed to decide where the homes they need get built, what they look like and the infrastructure that goes along with it –so I’m pleased this funding for the East of England will ensure that the right homes are built in the right places. These new vibrant garden communities will deliver tens of thousands of much-needed new homes for hardworking families.”