in North Northamptonshire are benefitting from £1million worth of funding,
which will support the delivery of mixed-use developments in Corby, Kettering,
Wellingborough and Rushden, and the proposed Tresham Garden Village at
Corby, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire Councils secured funding
through their Joint Planning and Delivery Unit from the Government’s Garden
Communities project. The scheme is helping ambitious councils get well-designed
homes built on large sites. £9 million was made available this year for schemes
across the country.
Minister Kit Malthouse MP said:
We have not built enough homes in this country for the last
three decades, and we are turning that around as we work towards our target to
build 300,000 properties a year by the mid-2020s.
This £9 million funding boost is giving councils the support and
cash injection they need so they can finish planning new developments and get
diggers on site.
Beattie, Leader of Corby Borough Council and Chairman of the North
Northamptonshire Joint Delivery Committee has welcomed this latest support:
extensions at our main towns will provide many of the new homes, jobs and
facilities that we need over the next 20 years. It takes a lot of resources to
ensure that these developments are properly planned, with high quality design
and all the necessary infrastructure.
It is good
that the Government is continuing to support us in this work. The capacity
support helps pay for staff and will allow us to buy-in specialist advice on
issues such as design, viability and legal issues. We are also be working with
Government to ensure that North Northamptonshire gets the further investment in
infrastructure and services that we need to make growth sustainable and to
ensure that the benefits are shared by our existing communities”.
North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council has welcomed the ongoing funding
for the proposed Tresham Garden Village:
Garden Village is an exciting project for the Council. The latest Government
funding has allowed us to continue to work closely with the Deene Estate and
its development partner to design a distinctive new village, with excellent
local facilities, sitting in an attractive landscape of forest and parkland.
proposal, as outlined in the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, is
different to many large developments, being designed based on garden village
principles and with a focus on small builders and opportunities for people to
commission or build their own homes. There is still some way to go in testing
the proposal before a planning application can be submitted.”
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