Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced on the 10th October that the Government will be aiding housing development due to new Government funding.

A Government press release advised a £3,000,000 fund will help deliver up to 25,000 new homes across the country on sites which have been granted planning permission but remain caught up in ‘red tape’.

Hart_Borough_CouncilThe fund will be shared across 60 Local Authorities where large housing developments have been agreed and where the Local Authority have shown how Government funding will enable them to accelerate delivery on as many sites as possible.

Hart District Council, Havant Borough Council and East Hants District Council have jointly been awarded £120,000 under the Site Delivery Fund.  This additional funding should aid the ability of Hart to speed up the planning process for already granted planning permissions, and the delivery of new residential homes in Hart.

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said:

“Our work to reform the planning system and get Britain building has already cleared the way to build almost half a million new homes since 2010, and seen planning permission granted on 230,000 homes in the last 12 months alone.

“Today’s £3 million will be a boost to sites that have the green light for development but are being held back by red tape.

“The money will help councils clear the way for builders to get on site and get work underway quickly, providing families with new homes and boosting local businesses and jobs.”

To find out how this could affect your project contact Katherine Gray on 01252 762007 or katherineg@mackenziesmith.co.uk.

Source https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-funding-will-get-housebuilding-work-back-on-track