Almost £1million awarded for new homes

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 December 2012


SEDGEMOOR District Council has been awarded more than £900,000 from central Government as part of the national New Homes Bonus scheme.

The scheme provides funding to local authorities based on the number of new homes built each year. There is also an additional reward specifically for the delivery of affordable houses.

The council’s planning policy manager, Nick Tait, said: “The award is the highest in Somerset and shows the council has been able to support the delivery of record numbers of new homes, almost half of which are affordable to local families and people.”

The funds will enable the council to maintain and support existing services as well as invest in initiatives such as bringing empty homes back into use - helping to regenerate towns and villages.

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