NHS England has selected development partners to deliver 60,000 new homes on its land.
As part of its “healthy new towns” initiative, which aims to create healthier places to live in the UK, NHS England has chosen British Land, Urban Catalyst, A2 Dominion, Clarion, Hanover, Peabody, HAB Housing, Thakeham, Barton Oxford (a development partnership between Oxford City Council and Grosvenor Britain & Ireland), Redrow Homes and Urban and Civic as development partners.
There are 10 sites in the healthy new town initiative, which will prioritise health and wellbeing in the delivery of new housing developments and regeneration schemes.
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The sites comprise:
- · Whitehill and Bordon, Hampshire – 3,350 new homes on former Ministry of Defence land;
- · Cranbrook, Devon – 8,000 new residential units;
- · Darlington, County Durham – 2,500 homes across three linked sites;
- · Barking Riverside, London – 10,800 residential units on London’s largest brownfield site;
- · Whyndyke Garden Village, Fylde, Lancashire – 1,400 residential units;
- · Halton Lea, Runcorn – 800 homes;
- · Bicester, Oxfordshire – 6,000 homes in North West Bicester, 13,000 for Bicester in total;
- · Northstowe, Cambridgeshire – 10,000 homes on former Ministry of Defence land;
- · Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent – up to 15,000 new homes in the first garden city for 100 years;
- · Barton, Oxford – 885 residential units.