With a severe shortage of new homes being built in Brighton and Hove, the local Conservatives have today welcomed the launch of a new fund from Central Government that allows homes to be built faster for ordinary working families.
The Conservative Group in Brighton & Hove has long been concerned that the Council’s citywide strategic plan has failed to adequately consider the much needed infrastructure to support additional homes and welcomed this Government initiative.
Councillor Mary Mears, Conservative Housing Spokesperson, commented “Ensuring access to good schools, parking, shops, doctors’ surgeries, employment and sports and leisure facilities are available as well as improving roads, countering potential traffic issues and avoiding increased pollution as a result is an absolute must for successful long-term development in the city.
“This fund looks to tackle this specific issue, and we are calling on Warren Morgan and the Council to put together a positive and constructive bid to get things moving in the city so that we can allow more hard working local people to buy the homes they want and deserve in the near future. We say ‘Let’s get building – No more delays!”
Leader of the Conservative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council, Tony Janio, added “we are pleased that the Government has recognised what we have long been saying locally that by investing in local infrastructure we can help unlock building thousands of new homes in areas where they are needed the most.”
The Government is inviting councils to bid a slice of a £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund which will be available to help build new schools, healthcare centres and digital infrastructure to accommodate growing communities and alleviate pressure on the public services that communities rely on.