Thursday, September 10, 2009

News: £2.3m for affordable housing in Rotherham


The construction sector has been given a boost in Rotherham this week as the government announced that Rotherham Council would receive £2.3m for an affordable housing development in Dalton.

Wentworth MP and Housing Minister John Healey gave the green light for work to begin building over 2000 new council homes across the UK that will help create over five thousand jobs in the construction industry.

Forty seven councils, covering every region of the country, will receive a share of £127m government funding to help build these homes. They will match funding bringing total investment to over £250m. Mr Healey said that construction will begin on the first sites before the end of the year and he will announce a second wave of projects in the autumn.

Rotherham Council successfully secured £2.3m to build 36 new homes in a devlopment at Wood Street and School Street in Dalton. The homes have been designed using a partnership approach between the Council, 2010 Rotherham Ltd and one of the Council's Registered Social Landlord partners, Chevin Housing Association.

John Healey said: "We have committed to use the power of Government investment to help Britain through the recession. This boost for affordable housing will help build the homes we need and it's also a shot in the arm for the construction industry creating over five thousand jobs."

Cllr Jahangir Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods at Rotherham Council said: "£2.3m represents a very significant portion of the overall allocation for our part of the region and shows that the government's Homes and Communities Agency has continued confidence in Rotherham's ability to deliver high quality new homes across the Borough.

"This is hopefully only the start of providing council homes in this Borough and the Council will be giving continued support to enabling further previously developed sites in the Borough to be considered for future bidding rounds."

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