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A housing fund worth £18 million exposed as more zones and Kent garden town are named

by Paul Addison on November 23, 2016 No comments

Six new housing zones have been stated Gavin Barwell, the Housing and Planning Minister.

As well as this, announcing £750,000 worth of government funding and support for a new locally-led ‘garden town’ at Otterpool Park, Shepway in Kent, which has been designed to provide 12,000 new homes.

These advantages have come due to the government revealing a £18m fund with the purpose of speeding up house building on large sites.

This fund, known as the ‘capacity fund’, can be bided for by councils with the aim of tackling planning issues that can potentially cause delay of development and prevent builders from getting on site and starting work quickly.

This will be being mainly intended for large sites of 1,500 units or more, as well as housing zones support the development of brownfield land.

It has been assured by ministers that this fund will be quickening the delivery of up to 800,000 homes and infrastructure across large sites in England.

“The six new housing zones are, Sheffield housing zone, South Yorkshire / North East Lincolnshire urban housing zone, with sites in Grimsby and Cleethorpes / Hoyland-Wombwell strategic housing zone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire / Sandwell housing zone, Sandwell, West Midlands / Pennine-Lancashire housing zone, with sites in Blackburn and Burnley / Wirral Waters housing zone, Merseyside.”

More than 26 housing zones are now located across the country, which will be helping to deliver 44,000 homes.

Additionally, 31 housing zones will be designated within London.

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Paul AddisonA housing fund worth £18 million exposed as more zones and Kent garden town are named

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