Home Council Budget Conservatives Invest £819,000 in New Council Houses For Brighton & Hove

Conservatives Invest £819,000 in New Council Houses For Brighton & Hove

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Cllr Mears. Housing Committee.
Cllr Mears. Housing Committee.

The Conservative Government is sending £819,000 towards the cost of building more council homes to the coffers of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Conservatives Funding New Council Homes In Brighton & Hove

A £45 million cash injection into key community projects will help kick-start the building of thousands of new homes. This was announced by Conservative Housing Minister, Dominic Raab MP on Friday (16 February 2018).

Conservative Drive To Get B&H Building Homes

As part of the Conservative government’s drive to get Britain building homes again, we will be able to use Land Release Fund money to combat barriers which would otherwise make land unusable for development.

The projects – which aim to support building strong communities – include a range of necessary works, as well as schemes that will significantly improve quality of life.

Comprehensive Strategy Of Planning Reform & Targeted Investment

This extra funding for our city is part of the government’s comprehensive strategy of planning reform and targeted investment to build 300,000 homes a year.

Housing and Planning Minister Dominic Raab said:

“We are investing £45 million 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.

“We’re determined to make buying or renting more affordable for young families and those on low or middle incomes.”

In Brighton and Hove additional Government funds will also be used to divert a public sewer and make electricity substation and highways improvements. The £335,000 project will help unlock up to 30 homes.