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Housing minister Kit Malthouse MP has launched a ‘multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes’ so he has.
From today, volunteer groups will be able to ‘apply for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support’.
And how much money is there in total? Well, the government says £8.5 million will made available for the three-year pilot project which will ‘help provide cut-price homes for younger people and families in need of housing, through locally-led neighbourhood plans’.
Malthouse MP said: ‘Supporting volunteers who are passionate about building more of the homes we need in their communities is something I’m fully behind, and I want to see far more people getting involved across England.
‘This funding is on top of the £26m already available to help get neighbourhood plans over the line, which act as powerful tools for communities to be involved in the planning of their local area – providing different housing types for those who need new homes.’