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Government backs 20,000-home garden community


A new garden community of up to 20,000 homes will be built in the Exeter area, the government has announced.Backed by £750,000 of government money, the homes will be built in the region by 2040, providing properties for families and vibrant new communities in the picturesque Devon surroundings.The money will be used to fund dedicated project teams, master planning work, and studies to anticipate and offset the impact of housing growth.Three councils – Exeter City Council, East Devon Council and Teignbridge District Council – are working together on plans for the development.