Cash boost for plan for 25,000 homes

PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 March 2018

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A masterplan which will see 100,000 homes built across the West Country has received a cash injection from Westminster.

The Government has pledged £425,000 to help deliver the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), which is being implemented by the West of England Combined Authority.

North Somerset is earmarked for 25,000 homes under the plan, which runs to 2036 as the region’s local authorities seek to meet housing and transport needs.

The Government hopes the cash will help accelerate the planning process, with fewer developments stalling waiting for planning consent.

Housing minister Dominic Raab said: “This cash boost ensures councils across the South West have the resources needed to make quicker decisions on planning applications, delivering quality housing at a faster rate.

“It is part of our strategy to build the homes this country needs while also supporting residents to have their say on developments.”

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