CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Council leader welcomes £29 million of funding to support new homes
THE Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council has welcomed news that the county is to receive almost £29 million of government funding to support the building of new homes and facilities in the county. The funding, awarded by the Communities and Local Gov
THE Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council has welcomed news that the county is to receive almost £29 million of government funding to support the building of new homes and facilities in the county.
The funding, awarded by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Housing Growth Fund, will help to provide essential services and facilities that are required to enable the building of some 58,000 new homes in the county between now and 2021.
In total, £28,773,000 has been allocated to the county from 2009 and 2011, which builds upon the £14.9 million already allocated for 2008 to 2009. CLG today announced a total of £144 million to local authorities around the Eastern counties.
Cambridgeshire County Council Leader, Councillor Jill Tuck, said: "It is important that in these difficult economic times we do not lose sight of the need to continue to build much needed homes and this money will help us to ensure the infrastructure needed to support that house building is put in place.
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"I am delighted that Cambridgeshire's share of the money recognises that the county is growing rapidly with ambitious plans for new communities that will need essential services such as roads, transport links and schools, to support the people living in the hew housing.
"But as welcome as today's news is, we do though intend to talk with the Government about the availability of other resources to kick-start developments during these tough economic times.
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