On the landmark scheme, the developer in charge of London’s Battersea Power Station (BPS) has bene forced to delay some affordable homes on the scheme, due to an increase in construction and labour expenses.
“Wider economic changes” is what Battersea Power Station Development Corporation have said caused the delays.
103 affordable homes are to be relocated to a later phase of the development when an additional 147 homes are anticipated to be developed under a deed of variation to the section 106 agreement submitted to the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Local authorities and housing associations throughout England will receive portions of the £32 million Estate Regeneration Fund with the aim of accelerating thousands of homes being built.
Aiming to help schemes in the primary phase, roughly 105 estates will be aided from the £32 million.
Several estates in Milton Keynes will be receiving money, and in Birmingham, the money will be utilised with the aim of commencing conversation with the locals and communities about the Meadway regeneration.
Evidence following from joint research, found that some 90% of local authorities believe the government’s housing targets will be impossible to meet due to a lack of planning resources.
The joint report, from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), was the first of its kind to gather information from the experience of both local authorities and SME house builders from across the UK.
Implementation framework for Ebbsfleet Garden City has found locations for 12,800 new homes, which is 2,200 less that the city’s planned 15,000.
A blueprint has been published for the development which includes proposals for a major new commercial centre which will be built around Ebbsfleet International Station, improvements to public transport systems, city parks and 12,800 new homes.