East Riding of Yorkshire Council is one of 26 local authorities across the country that was successful in securing funding to allow just over 150 new homes to be provided, with the added benefit of providing continuing employment in the construction industry on a programme of around £18million. Further housing will also be provided by housing associations working in the East Riding.
The Council’s bid included a range of schemes in towns and villages across the East Riding involving both new building and refurbishing existing homes and will provide high quality housing to meet the needs of local people.
Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for housing, environment and planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, was delighted with the announcement.
He said “This is very welcome news. The funding will allow us to continue to build much needed affordable housing in the East Riding, and will also help to support jobs in construction and related areas.
“We are very grateful to the Homes and Communities Agency for continuing to support us as we tackle the shortage of affordable housing in the East Riding. We know that there were huge demands on this funding programme, and that regional officers must have lobbied strongly on our behalf to secure this level of funding.”
Officers will now enter into further formal contract negotiations with the Homes and Communities Agency to enable the programme to begin in April 2012.Hu17.net - It's all about Beverley