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23/05/2019

Deals agreed with local authorities to deliver 4,000 homes

Words: Laura Edgar
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Homes England has agreed funding deals worth £55 million to deliver 4,000 homes across England.

The funding for 12 local authorities has been awarded through the government’s £450 million Local Authority Accelerated Construction (LAAC) Programme.

Stephen Kinsella, executive director for land at Homes England, said: “This funding will enable local authorities to accelerate housing delivery by enabling them to prepare sites for development and bring forward the construction of new homes incorporating modern methods of construction.”

The money is expected to support infrastructure-enabling works, planning and technical expertise, and site remediation.

The LAAC Programme prioritises the use of modern methods of construction to (MMC) increase the pace of delivery across the developments by an average of 40 per cent.

The money will help to deliver 1,400 at a 400-acre site at Horton Heath in Eastleigh, a site Eastleigh Borough Council purchased the site in 2018. This development will receive £20.8 million of funding to speed up the delivery of one, two, three and four bedroom homes, and 30 per cent affordable housing.

The councils that benefit are:

North:

  • City of York Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Pendle Borough Council

South:

  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • Medway Council
  • Dorset Council

Midlands:

  • Leicestershire County Council
  • High Peak Borough Council
  • City of Lincoln Council

East:

  • Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
  • South Norfolk Council

Housing minister Kit Malthouse said: “We haven’t built enough homes in this country for far too long… our accelerated construction programme is here to change that, and fast.

“This £55 million funding boost will help councils get 4,000 new homes built across the country using the latest modern methods that cut down on construction time.

“We must keep building more, better, faster to meet our ambition to be building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.”

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