Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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Derelict sites in Plymouth to be transformed into new homes

Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has secured £2.2m of funding from the Government to help deliver 325 new affordable homes in the city

Derelict sites in Plymouth will be transformed into new homes under a flagship government scheme to regenerate brownfield land, boost local communities and support people onto the property ladder.

Plymouth City Council has been successful in securing £2.2m of funding from the Government to help deliver 325 new affordable homes on 13 sites in the city.

The homes will be built over the next two to three years and aims to meet the priority housing needs for the city and increase the number of affordable homes.

The sites include Elgin Crescent, Windmill Car Park, Broadland Green, Bampfylde and the Register Office, the initial announcement from the Government states.

Speaking at Plymouth City Council’s cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Cllr Vivien Pengelly, cabinet member for homes and communities, said it showed the council were serious in tackling housing challenges.

She said: The housing delivery team are working proactively to help the serious challenges we have on homelessness and the urgent need for more affordable housing in Plymouth. We have been successful in securing £2.2m of land release funding from the Government to deliver 325 new affordable homes on 13 council owned sites over the next two to three years.

We have also bid for another £220,000 for land release funding to build a further 12 community led affordable homes. All the projects are being promoted under the nationally recognised land for homes programme to help meet priority housing needs in the city. I’m thrilled we are doing our best to provide affordable homes for people in our city, she said.

Housing Minister RT Hon Christopher Pincher MP said: Our brownfield-first approach is transforming underused sites into thriving communities where people want to live, work and visit.

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