£30m transport funding for new housing schemes

This strengthens commitments set out in the Prime Minister’s Building Britain’s Future plans, and the £1.5billion Housing Pledge announced earlier this month, to build an additional 20,000 new affordable energy-efficient homes over the next two years – and a further 10,000 homes for open market sale through the private sector.
Building work is due to start in the coming months and is part of the pledge to use the power of Government investment to keep projects going as the UK steers its way through the Recession. 

Housing Minister John Healey said: "We need to ensure that people and families living in new homes have the transport links they need, whether this is a new road, new bus links or cycle paths.

"This £30m boost for councils places them at the centre of supporting homes, jobs and growth, which is good news for the local area.

"We are working closely with councils, The Homes and Communities Agency and the Department for Transport to ensure these projects are delivered in time. This work will also create construction jobs, help build new homes we need and make sure we have the transport in place to support development."

Transport Minister Sadiq Khan said: "We need to provide a range of options including provision for cycling, walking and public transport, if communities are truly to grow and thrive."

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