Over half of Moneywise users happy for garden villages to be built near them

18 January 2017

More than half (52%) of Moneywise.co.uk users agree with more garden villages being built - even if it’s near where they live.

We asked readers for their views in our latest poll after the government backed plans for 14 new garden villages to be built across England to help improve housing stock.

Some commentators suggest the plans won’t get the go-ahead as they will likely fail at local planning stages due to so-called NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) complaining about the blight it would create on their own local services.


But the majority of Moneywise users see the value of garden villages even if they’re built near where they live.

Just 8% of the 842 people who voted said they agree with garden schemes being built, but just don’t want one near them.

Two in ten (20%) meanwhile, said they disagree with garden schemes as they believe having one near them would have a negative impact on locals.

A further 14% said they disagree with garden villages being built, but not because they don’t want one near them.

Of those who selected our ‘Other’ option (5%), many highlighted that they agree with garden villages being built as long as the local infrastructure – such as schools, doctors, and roads – is improved to meet increased demand.

See the full poll results below (click the image to enlarge):

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