Lord Matthew Taylor, author of the Taylor Review of Planning and Policy Exchange report on Garden Communities, writes about the Vision for Sibson;

“As the post war ‘baby boom’ generation grow into retirement, and the new ‘baby boom’ generation of the 1990s and 2000’s grow into adulthood and look to live locally themselves, there is a real need for homes of different types and tenures and good quality employment. We see this through the shortage of homes young families can afford, pressurised local facilities and a strong demand for commercial space for small and medium sized businesses.

One of the biggest challenges for the local economy of north Huntingdonshire will be to establish a thriving skills base focusing on green, digital and net zero technologies. In the north of Huntingdonshire, there are relatively high levels of deprivation, and direct investment of the right kind could assist in ‘levelling’ up this part of the region so prosperity levels are more evenly distributed.

Our vision for Sibson Garden Community and Eco-Dynamo highlights the importance of this area, and offers a credible and compelling plan to meet these needs. We are keen to see it designed and developed as an exemplary new community based on garden village principles.


We have looked to address the needs for homes, communities and businesses that will support the next generation, but our ideas are preliminary and not set in stone. Going forward, we would like to work with local communities to explore these ideas further and consider how Sibson could potentially play its part, as a Net-Zero Carbon community and focus for high skilled job creation in England’s economic heartland.”

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