The Government has announced a “second wave” of proposals for new eco-towns, being developed by local councils for their areas including Coventry.
In July, housing minister John Healey gave the go-ahead for four locations for eco-towns from an original shortlist of 15 sites.
A further nine local authorities are developing plans for new settlements which meet the environmentally-friendly standards, he said.
The councils are to receive a share of £5m from the Government for developing their plans which need to include provision of 5,000 homes, at least 30% of which must be affordable housing, and low-carbon services, buildings, transport and energy.
The schemes include two existing proposals, at Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex, and Northstowe, Cambridgeshire, which could be redesigned to meet higher standards of sustainability.
Five authorities and partnerships are looking at 10 locations for potential eco-towns at Monkton Heathfield and Corneytrowe in Taunton; Yeovil; the Lincoln Area and Gainsborough; Coventry and the Leeds City Region - which covers four sites at Aire Valley, York North West, North Kirklees and Bradford Shipley canal corridor.
And councils in Cornwall and the Sheffield City Region want to carry out a broader survey of potential eco-town development in their areas.
Mr Healey said: “The further nine areas are looking at proposals to design and develop to the tough new eco-town standard.
“This signals real and radical momentum to change and rethink how we design our towns and homes for the future.”
And he said: “We said we wanted to see up to 10 eco-towns by 2020, so we will now work closely with these councils and communities to develop their bids and ensure that the public can have their say at every stage.”