£5M funding boost for Helix residential scheme

Newcastle City Council has received £5m from Government for infrastructure improvements to support the construction of homes at Newcastle Helix.

The money will support the creation of paths, roads, open spaces, greenspaces and water drainage.

The funding comes as part of the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund that will help deliver up to 100,000 new homes in England with £2.3 billion in capital grants to local authorities.

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP said: “We are committed to working together with ambitious councils and helping them deliver the homes this country so desperately needs.

“We are delighted to be supporting 94 infrastructure projects across the land which will kick-start property development.

“This is all part of our drive to build 300,000 homes each year, and ensure we have enough housing in areas where it is most needed.”

Newcastle City Council's Acting Director of Place, Michelle Percy, said: “We are delighted to have been successful in bidding for this money from Government.

“It will be used at sites being held back for housing to pay for new infrastructure such as roads and schools that enables the construction of new homes in areas of greatest housing demand.

“We expect to start putting the infrastructure in place later this year, so the homes can follow at pace.”

You can read more about the masterplan and thinking behind the Newcastle Helix site in our article, Turning Vision to Reality.

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