Warrington council in £4m new home boost

Warrington Guardian: Clr David Keane Clr David Keane

WARRINGTON Borough Council will pick up almost £4 million for its work to increase the number of affordable homes in 2014/15.

The New Homes Bonus is paid to councils from Government for growing the number of homes through new developments and restoring existing housing to a liveable standard.

The council’s executive board member for environment, Clr David Keane, said: “Warrington has earned this grant through the excellent work done by the council’s housing team in collaboration with our partner organisations.

“Warrington has reduced the number of long-term empty homes by 300 and has delivered 227 affordable homes.

“Our provisional allocation of just under £3.9 million is the fifth highest allocation in the north west. Only Manchester, Salford, Liverpool and Cheshire East are higher, and most of them have much larger populations than Warrington, so it’s clear we are punching above our weight.

“Warrington’s performance has meant our New Homes Bonus for next year is almost £1.3 million more than last year’s.”

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9:43am Tue 7 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

Would that be from the evil coalition government?
Would that be from the evil coalition government? Nick Tessla
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10:46am Tue 7 Jan 14

WAFiver says...

On a(nother) point of grammar, WG, the number of new homes can be increased, not grown.
On a(nother) point of grammar, WG, the number of new homes can be increased, not grown. WAFiver
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