Nearly 80 housing projects win kick-start funding

Aaron Morby 10 months ago
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The Government has awarded £45m to councils to kick-start the building of thousands of new homes from Plymouth to Newcastle.

The Land Release Fund cash will help 41 councils unlock housing sites, funding essential works to allow housing to be built.

Housing and Planning Minister Dominic Raab said: “We are investing £45m to build roads and provide utilities, so councils can release the land to get up to 7,280 new homes built.

It’s part of our strategy to build the homes Britain needs, and carry local communities with us.”

The successful bids will release land for homes by March 2020.

The cash forms part of the government’s strategy of planning reform and targeted investment to build 300,000 homes a year.

Projects from Newcastle to Plymouth will receive funding from the Land Release Fund, which will enable:

  • Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire, to build new roads, roundabouts, and utility services, which will unlock up to 330 homes potentially built with Japanese modular housing techniques. The works will cost £1.7 million.
  • Worcester to demolish a leisure centre and undergo asbestos decontamination works near its city centre, helping to unlock up to 50 homes. The project will cost £750,000.
  • Paignton, Devon, to build a new 350m sewer, drainage upgrades and 2 new roads, which will help unlock up to 200 homes. The works will cost £1.9 million.
  • Brighton, Sussex, to divert a public sewer and make electricity substation and highways improvements. The £335,000 project will help unlock up to 30 homes.

The Land Release Fund competitively assessed bids from local authorities on value for money, innovation, and the contribution to wider government housing objectives.

A total of 79 bids were successful in the assessment process, which will see £45 million being awarded to 41 authorities.

The fund was oversubscribed with more than £100m received in funding requests for 143 projects.

Local Authority Project LRF Funding (£)
Breckland Shipdham £300,000
Bexley West Street £142,093
Bexley Walnut tree depot £250,753
Bexley Bridge Street Road £117,018
Bexley Nags Head Lane – Bexley £91,943
Blackburn with Darwen Blackburn with Darwen – Newfield Dev Area £32,000
Blackburn with Darwen Blackburn with Darwen – Fishmoor Drive £35,000
Blackburn with Darwen Blackburn with Darwen – Griffin £670,000
Blackpool Blackpool – Bispham Road £1,050,000
Blackpool Blackpool Rd – Poulton £1,700,000
Blackpool Blackpool – Ryscar Way £400,000
Brighton & Hove Kensington Street £144,000
Brighton & Hove Victoria Road £340,000
Brighton & Hove Selsfield Drive £335,000
Bristol Haldon Close Bristol, BS3 5LW £220,000
Bristol 2-20 Filwood Broadway, Bristol £390,000
Bristol Kingswear, Knowle West. £250,000
Bristol Bath Rd, Totterdown £270,000
Bristol Whitehouse Centre, Fulford Rd £2,680,000
Broadland Rosebery Road, Great Plumstead £160,000
Broxtowe Residential Development Eastwood £1,000,000
Chelmsford St Peters (Chelmsford) £925,000
Chelmsford Moulsham (Chelsmford) £125,757
Craven Phase 1 Small Housing Sites £662,125
Durham Former Stanley School of Technology Housing Development £1,250,000
Durham Self Build Housing Development £810,000
East Hampshire Mill Chase Academy £1,200,000
Haringey Pinkham Way £1,500,000
Hartlepool Seaton Lane Sites £205,000
Herefordshire Bromyard Depot £225,000
Lambeth Fenwick South £825,000
Luton Taylor Street £855,545
Maidstone Brunswick St / Union St £658,000
Maldon Friary (Maldon) £255,735
Mendip Easthill, Frome £420,000
Mendip Cemetery lane, Street £210,000
Mendip Norbins Road, Glastonbury £84,000
Mendip North Parade, Frome £112,000
Newcastle on Tyne NCC Package of sites (Losh Terrace, Manor Park, Wansford Avenue, Newburn Road) £525,000
North Devon Seven Brethren, Barnstaple £2,200,000
Norwich Mile Cross depot enabling works £980,000
Plymouth Colin Campbell House/Colin Campbell Court £1,000,000
Plymouth Bath Street West £1,500,000
Plymouth Stirling House, Honicknowle £250,000
Plymouth Corporate Asset Release Programme £407,500
Plymouth Land at Prince Maurice Road, Lipson Allotments £525,000
Plymouth Efford Health and Wellbeing Hub £250,000
Rochford Rocheway/Millview (Rochford) £422,110
Rochford Freight House and RDC Offices (Rochford) £204,125
Rotherham Project One: Housing Delivery – Rothwell Grange & Copewell Lodge £300,000
Rotherham Project Two: Place Based Transformation £150,000
Rushcliffe Depot- Housing Development – West Bridgford £300,000
Salford Salford Development Site, Astley Road £500,000
Salford Swinton Transformation, Salford £110,000
Salford Little Hulton Residential Development, Longshaw Drive, Salford £90,000
Scarborough Depot Rationalisation, Scarborough £50,000
Shropshire Ellesmere Remediation £544,507
South Gloucestershire Emersons Green Lane, Bristol £150,000
South Gloucestershire Station Road, Yate £230,000
South Gloucestershire Land at Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke £200,000
South Gloucestershire Land at Woodlands, Tytherington £100,000
South Gloucestershire 32 Gloucester Road/Castle 6th form, Thornbury £720,000
South Gloucestershire Charborough Road, Filton £500,000
South Gloucestershire Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell £175,000
South Gloucestershire Lower Stone Close, Frampton Cotterell £20,000
South Gloucestershire Eastbury Close, Thornbury £30,000
South Ribble South Ribble – Bamber Bridge and Lockstock Hall £362,000
St Edmundsbury St Olaves Road, Bury St Edmunds £670,000
Stevenage Kenilworth Close / Burwell Road and Gresley Way £900,000
Swindon John Street Car Park redevelopment £400,000
Teignbridge Newton Abbot, Bradley Lane £2,500,000
Torbay Victoria Square, Paignton £900,000
Torbay Preston Down Road, Paignton £1,100,000
Torbay Collaton St Mary, Paignton £1,976,000
Wiltshire Land Assembley Next Phase £700,000
Worcester Sansome Walk £750,000
Worcester The Pines £180,000
Wychavon Kingsfield £150,000
Wycombe Bassetsbury Allotments £500,000

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