William Eichler 24 March 2017

Government announces £32m for estate regeneration

Government announces £32m for estate regeneration image

Over 100 housing estates will receive regeneration cash from the Government in order to speed up the building of thousands of new homes.

The communities secretary Sajid Javid announced on Friday the £32m Estate Regeneration Fund will be distributed to local authorities and housing associations across England.

A total of 105 estates will benefit from the funding, which will also help address problems that hold up projects and give local authorities access to skills to ensure high-quality regeneration.

‘For too long a number of housing estates across the country have been areas characterised by low-quality homes and high social deprivation,’ said Mr Javid.

‘This Government is determined to have a housing market that works for everyone. That’s why we’re turbocharging the regeneration of these rundown estates, so they can thrive as communities.’

Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell said: ‘Our housing white paper set out ambitious proposals to help fix the broken housing market and to encourage good design.

‘Estates regeneration must be locally-led, and this £32m fund will help breathe new life into estates throughout the country. It will help more ordinary working people have the security of a decent place to live.’

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