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'Eco-town' plans: Site-by-site

Here is the shortlist of 12 locations in England to be "eco-towns", along with the government's outline of plans for each site: Rossington Rushcliffe RackheathPennburyMiddle Quinton Weston Otmoor ElsenhamNorth West BicesterMarston Vale Whitehill-BordonFord Imerys

WHITEHILL-BORDON, HAMPSHIRE

Some 5,500 homes on a location owned by the Ministry of Defence. A significant number of ex-MoD homes are already on the site, west of Whitehill-Bordon. The proposal could include 2,000 affordable houses in an area where more than 2,700 people are on the waiting list for affordable housing.

ELSENHAM, ESSEX

A minimum of 5,000 homes north-east of the existing Elsenham village. Close to the M11 and the London-to-Cambridge rail line. The scheme could include 1,500 affordable homes in an area where more than 1,200 people are on the waiting list for affordable homes.

FORD, WEST SUSSEX

Five thousand homes on a site which includes brownfield land and the former Ford airfield. Close to one of the rail lines linking London and the Sussex coast. The scheme could include 2,000 affordable homes, in an area where more than 3,500 people are on the waiting list for affordable homes.

IMERYS, CORNWALL

A development of about 5,000 homes on former china clay workings, industrial land and disused mines no longer needed by owner Imerys. It is close to St Austell and could include 1,500 affordable homes, in an area where more than 5,000 people are on the affordable housing waiting list.

NORTH WEST BICESTER, OXFORDSHIRE

The North West Bicester proposal is for an eco-town with 5,000 homes in an area where more than 7,000 people are on the waiting list for affordable housing. The eco-town would provide at least 1,500 affordable homes.

MARSTON VALE AND NEW MARSTON, BEDFORDSHIRE

Up to 15,400 homes on a series of sites, including former industrial sites, along the east-west rail line between Stewartby and Millbrook. The scheme could include 5,000 affordable homes in an area where 5,500 people are on the affordable housing waiting list.

MIDDLE QUINTON, WARWICKSHIRE

Some 6,000 homes on a former Royal Engineers depot which has a rail link to the Worcester-London rail line. The site is six miles south-west of Stratford-upon-Avon. The proposal could include 2,000 affordable houses in an area where almost 3,000 people are on the affordable housing waiting list.

PENNBURY, LEICESTERSHIRE

Between 12,000 and 15,000 homes on a development incorporating brownfield, greenfield and surplus public sector land, four miles south-east of Leicester. This proposal could include 4,000 new affordable homes in an area where more than 13,500 people are on the affordable housing waiting list.

RACKHEATH, NORFOLK

About 6,000 homes on the north-east edge of Norwich. The proposal joined the list after a site at former RAF Coltishall was dropped. This proposal would provide at least 1,800 affordable homes in an area where more than 12,000 people are on the affordable housing waiting list. All the new homes will be built to environmental standards, and will incorporate rainwater re-cycling, low flush toilets, high insulation levels and green roofs.

ROSSINGTON, SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Up to 5,000 homes regenerating the former colliery village of Rossington, three miles south of Doncaster. The scheme could include 1,500 affordable homes, in an area where more than 10,000 people are on the affordable housing waiting list.

RUSHCLIFFE, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

An eco-town of between 5,000 and 6,000 homes is proposed at the former RAF base in Newton and Bingham. The proposal joined the list after a site at Kingston-on-Soar was dropped. The new site would provide at least 1,500 affordable homes in an area where more than 1,500 people are on an affordable home waiting list.

WESTON OTMOOR, OXFORDSHIRE

Between 10,000 and 15,000 homes on a site adjoining the M40 and the Oxford-Bicester railway. Three miles south-west of Bicester, the site includes a current airstrip. The scheme could include between 3,000 and 5,000 affordable homes, in an area where more than 7,000 people are on the affordable housing waiting list.



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