The ten Healthy New Towns demonstrator sites represent a cross-section of new housing developments in England.
These sites have been working in partnership with planning and wider local authorities, housing developers, NHS commissioners and health and care providers to achieve their aims and those of the HNT programme. Their objectives are to develop best practice, case studies and guidance to help ensure all new housing developments embed certain principles, promoting health and wellbeing and securing high quality integrated health and care services.
The 10 sites selected are as follows:
- Whitehill and Bordon, Hampshire (opens new window) – 3,350 new homes on former Ministry of Defence land.
- Cranbrook, Devon (opens new window) – 8,000 new residential units.
- Darlington, County Durham (opens new window) – 2,500 residential units across three linked sites in the Eastern Growth Zone.
- Barking Riverside, London (opens new window) – 10,800 residential units on London’s largest brownfield site.
- Whyndyke Garden Village, Fylde, Lancashire (opens new window) – 1,400 residential units.
- Halton Lea, Runcorn (opens new window) – 800 residential units.
- Bicester, Oxfordshire (opens new window) – 6,000 homes in North West Bicester, 13,000 for Bicester in total.
- Northstowe, Cambridgeshire (opens new window) – 10,000 homes on former Ministry of Defence land.
- Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent (opens new window) – up to 15,000 new homes in the first garden city for 100 years
- Barton, Oxford (opens new window) – 885 residential units.