Section: Housing Provision

New projects to inspire social housing of the future in Wales announced

Posted 24.09.19
GOV.WALES: Further reading

Wales Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced over £30 million for innovative housing in Wales, part of a £90 million fund to test new approaches to help develop social and affordable housing.

Projects to be funded include:

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans also announced the creation of a new Public Sector Land Division which will help the sustainable development of public sector land, in particular to increase the delivery of more social housing in Wales.

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Council homes to form part of Homes England's first neighbourhood at Northstowe

Posted 18.09.19
GOV.UK: Further reading

Homes England together with developer Urban Splash has chosen South Cambridgeshire District Council to provide 81 affordable rent properties at its first neighbourhood in the new town of Northstowe.

All of the homes will be built using MMC (Modern Methods of Construction).

MMC involves building products and methods which require prefabrication and off-site assembly, with the aim of producing better quality, more energy efficient homes in less time than traditional building methods.

The Council will work with Urban Splash to deliver the project, which will include 60 homes specially designed for residents over 55.

All 81 homes will be either one or two bed and available at affordable rent. The apartments will form part of a 406 home site Urban Splash are delivering at Northstowe.

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