New £9million fund will kickstart housing developments, says leader of Lichfield District Council

A new £9million fund will help kickstart stalled housing projects in the area, according to the leader of Lichfield District Council.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has launched the pot of money to boost house building.

And Lichfield District Council leader Mike Wilcox believes access to a share of the money will make a difference.

Mike Wilcox

Cllr Mike Wilcox

“It’s important that houses which have already got planning permission are built to help meet housing needs,” he said.

“We’re urging all housing developers whose local projects may meet the criteria to jump at this chance to get a funding boost to get stalled projects moving once more.”

The programme is intended to support developments of between 10 and 100 homes.

Andy Street, Chair of the GBSLEP said: “It is an economic imperative that we quicken the pace of house building in the region.

“This fund is designed to address the reasons some potential housing sites have not been developed and will therefore contribute to the overall goal of increasing the number of new homes available in the area.”

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1 Comment

  1. Simon

    16th February, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Will the council ensure that the developers, actually complete the work to a standard where they can be adopted?

    I speak as a resident of a Taylor Wimpey estate, that has still not been adopted after over 6 years.

    My MP can’t make them complete it, he has written multiple times. Councillors can’t make them do it, nothing was written telling them they have to complete to a standard, that allows adoption.

    Taylor Wimpey keep making excuses and speaking to many people at the council, nothing can be done until Taylor Wimpey decide they want to spend some money.

    Dead trees, fences down, no cleaning in the area, dog fouling, POS being driven on, at times cars race on them, ……. call Taylor Wimpey they say council issue, call council Taylor Wimpey issue. So bored of it now after over 6 years and still no closer to getting it solved.

    Disgusting that the council allow developers to do this, with no come back and nothing can be done about it.