Garden Community

In November 2018 Hart District Council submitted a bid for funding to central government to create a Garden Village.

On Thursday 27 June the council was notified that it has been successful in its bid to join the Government’s Garden Communities programme and receiving £150,000 in this first year. You can view the letter here.

Speaking about the funding, Cllr David Neighbour, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “We welcome this announcement as it is an encouraging step forward to work with our local communities to create a new village in Hart that addresses future needs.  

“This programme is more than about building new homes, it’s about delivering appropriate infrastructure, such as schools, transport, and health and community facilities. The funding and support that we’ll receive as a designated Garden Community will allow a truly locally led approach, developing plans for a new community that is sustainable, beautiful and benefits from the right infrastructure – provided at the right time – together with spaces that promote wellbeing and enhances biodiversity. We still have some way to go with the programme, but this announcement gives us the green light to pursue the creation of a garden community.” 

You can view the latest full press release here

Below sets out the documentation for the BID:

Supporting evidence:

Evidence of support:

Public Announcements and Questions on the Garden Community Programme


Page last updated: 2 August 2019 at 2pm

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