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Lightmoor is a beautiful modern garden village in Telford, Shropshire.

It is being developed as part of a joint venture with Homes England (formerly the Homes & Communities Agency).

Outline planning permission for the village, a mix of owned, social rent and shared ownership homes pepper-potted across the development, was granted in 2003

Since then, a further 200 properties have been added to the masterplan, taking the total number to 1,000 once housebuilding is complete.

The village is being developed in phases, with each tendered using Homes England’s Delivery Partner Panel. Housebuilders are selected by the Trust and Homes England based on quality and cost criteria.

As of 2017, over half the planned 1,000 homes had been completed with another 200 on site.

All the shop units have been taken, there is a flourishing school and community centre and three popular parks. An orchard, where a tree is planted for every new baby born, is also full.

While Lightmoor has its own unique sense of place, its management has been influenced by the stewardship of Bournville in Birmingham.

Created by philanthropist George Cadbury, Bournville has been credited with laying the foundations for the growth of garden cities.

It has also been recognised for introducing the benefits of open space into modern town planning and its ability to successfully sustain a flourishing community.

In Lightmoor the Trust, just as it has in Bournville, provides a stewardship service to foster a sustainable village.

If you are looking for a home to rent, please visit our Homes to Rent page.

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