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£6m for 154 new affordable homes in Cambridgeshire
£6m has been allocated from the Homes and Communities Agency for approximately 154 new affordable homes in Cambridgeshire.
The money was made available through the National Affordable Housing Programme and will help deliver new homes for people on the housing needs list via Registered Housing Providers.
More than half the investment in the County was in South Cambridgeshire totalling a grant of £3.2m for 12 affordable housing schemes which will provide approximately 72 homes.
The money has been granted to South Cambridgeshire District Council’s six partner housing associations who will deliver the homes.
Housing developments in South Cambs which already have planning in place to proceed include Walnut Farm, Landbeach which will provide eight affordable homes, The Valley, Comberton, which will provide 11 affordable homes, Spong Drove, Willingham, which will provide 19 affordable homes and Orchard Close, Heston, which will provide seven affordable homes.
All bids were assessed for quality, strategic fit, value for money and deliverability.
Steve Collins, Head of Area for the Homes and Communities Agency in the East of England said: "This investment will provide a much-needed boost for South Cambridgeshire."
"The homes will be a mix of shared ownership and social rented homes for local people in predominantly rural areas."
Homes and Communities Agency