first_img Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Social media – MHCLG General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Office address and general enquiries Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP calls for an increase in garden towns in England, as he announces the new garden communities programme.The programme will see more high quality homes built and green spaces created, expanding on government’s plans for more locally-led developments.The garden towns push in England is part of government’s clear ambition to build 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.Councils across England and private developers who have secured support from local authorities will be able to apply for a place on the programme.The winning bidders will receive tailored advice and potential grant funding for help with staffing or environmental assessments; part of the planning process for new garden towns.Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: Email [email protected] Strong community involvement and engagement will be at the heart of judging garden community proposals; ensuring developments reflect local character while also designing beautiful green spaces near homes.Garden communities can take the form of new villages, towns or cities and have the potential to deliver well designed homes at an increased scale, with projects ranging in size from 10,000 to 40,000 homes.This prospectus is the latest step by government to get Britain building, with 23 locally-led garden communities already receiving funding support, with the potential to deliver over 200,000 homes by 2050.The launch today signals the start of a 3 month application process, with successful garden community proposals being announced later in the New Year.Last year 217,000 homes were built, marking the biggest increase in housing supply in England for almost a decade.Futher informationA garden town is a development of more than 10,000 homes. Garden villages are smaller settlements of between 1,500 and 10,000 homes. Media enquiries 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Contact form https://forms.communit… If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. This plan is about the government working with councils and developers to get great homes in keeping with beautiful areas in England. We want to help local authorities build strong and vibrant communities where people want to live, work, and raise families. Our garden communities programme already has the potential to provide over 200,000 new homes by 2050, and we want to go further.last_img read more

first_imgAs a Big 10 school, the University of Wisconsin offers its students the chance to watch some of the country’s best collegiate athletes compete on the field, on the court and on the ice. For Badgers who want to take their love of sports beyond just viewership, intramurals may be the answer.The University offers numerous intramural sports leagues, meaning no matter who you are, you’re sure to find something right for you on campus. Students who haven’t played a sport in a while or want to try something new are also welcome, considering the leagues have different levels depending upon how competitive or skilled you are in a certain sport.Intramural sports at Madison run year-round, and there are many options during each season. Students can pick sports like soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, golf, spikeball or just about anything else. The program also offers non-sports leagues such as video games and different pick ‘em leagues for sporting events like the World Cup and March Madness.While the intramural sports program is sure to provide you with at least one league you’ll love, they also provide the opportunity to participate in multiple leagues without spending too much money out of pocket.There are three different options for the Intramural Sports Pass. The best value is the year pass which costs $45 and gives students unlimited access to all intramural sports for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.If you only want to participate in a specific semester, the semester pass might be a better fit for you. This pass allows students unlimited access to all sports for either the spring or fall semester at the cost of $25. Lastly, the summer pass costs just $5 and gives you access to any sports during the summer semester.You may have to shell out a few dollars to participate in intramural sports, but they offer the priceless opportunity to meet new people, which is something that is especially important during the first semester at the University. Whether you choose to join blindly and meet people along the way or join up with existing friends, intramural sports facilitate bonding between members of the student community in a way that is not easily found in other places around campus. Madison is a great place for all sports fans. Whether that means participating, spectating, or both, UW gives students an outlet to get a fulfilling athletic experience throughout their academic careers.last_img read more