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Homes England to give six local authorities funding

Government housing agency Homes England has agreed funding deals worth £38.2m with six local authorities to speed up the construction of homes.

The funding will be used by the local authorities to invest in infrastructure and enabling works to get 13 sites ready for the development of new homes.

Stephen Kinsella, chief land and development officer at Homes England, said: “This funding will enable local authorities to prepare their sites for development and to bring forward the construction of homes.

“New homes will then be built out at pace using modern methods of construction.”

The deals are the latest to be awarded through the government’s £350m Local Authority Accelerated Construction (LAAC) programme.

This was launched to help unlock public land and increase the speed of delivery on local authority housing schemes.

Local authorities awarded funding are encouraged to use both local SMEs and modern methods of construction (MMC) on their sites.

 

 

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