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Government announces plans for 20,000 new homes

The government has announced plans for 20,000 new homes to be built in the Exeter area.

The construction of the new garden home community is expected to be completed by 2040.

A total of £750,000 will be provided by the government in order to fund dedicated project teams, master planning work, and studies to anticipate and offset the impact of housing growth.

Exeter City Council, East Devon Council and Teignbridge District Council will be working together to coordinate the plans.

Minister of state for housing Kit Malthouse MP comments: “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.”

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