West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, has welcomed news that over £22m is coming to the region to support delivering new homes.
Housing Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Philip Hammond announced today that 133 council-led projects across the country will receive funding to support local work that will make housing developments viable and get much-needed homes built quicker.
In the West of England, this includes £12.5m for Bath Riverside; and £6.7m for Lockleaze and £3m for Glencoynce Square in Bristol.
Tim Bowles said: “My priority is to deliver more homes for our residents, particularly affordable homes, and so today’s announcement is welcome.
“This is a significant investment in our region. Our ability to talk to central government as a Combined Authority, with one voice for our region, is one of the key benefits of devolution. In addition to these successful bids, WECA is also pursuing further funding through the Housing Infrastructure Fund and I’m leading discussions with Government on a new 20-year Housing Deal. This will help us to deliver new homes, including much-needed supporting infrastructure.”
This was part of a Government announcement of £866 million investment to help unlock potential 200,000 new homes.