UK's first four eco-towns meet with general approval - propertywire.com
The locations of the first new towns to be built in the UK for more than 40 years have been revealed after a two year selection process that has been dogged by controversy and opposition.
The four eco-towns will be built on a former RAF base near Norwich in Norfolk, an old army barracks in East Hampshire, on the outskirts of Bicester near Oxford and on the site of an old china clay mine near St Austell in Cornwall.
This is one fewer than the Government had originally envisaged. But they are still part of a two phase programme that will see at least 5,000 homes built on 10 sites, the first by 2016 and the other six by 2020.UK's first four eco-towns meet with general approval