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Funding Grant Approved For Housing Near Whitby

Funding Grant Approved For Housing Near Whitby

Published by Karen Liu at 1:52pm 15th October 2019.

Scarborough Borough Council’s Cabinet has today approved a funding grant of £17,936 to Lealholm Community Land Trust.

The money will be used by the trust to carry out feasibility studies to progress a community-led housing scheme in Lealholm near Whitby.

The funding grant is being paid out from the Community Housing Fund, a scheme set up by Government in 2017 to enable the development of community-led housing schemes across the country.

The council was awarded £1.86 million in December 2016 from what was then the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Through previous work with partners, the council’s Rural Housing Enabler identified a need for affordable housing in Lealholm and the potential impact and implications it has for the sustainability of the village.

The grant agreed today will allow a feasibility study to be carried out for community-led housing scheme, which will include initial designs and estimated development costs.

The council also supported the Lealholm Community Land Trust with its set up and the procurement of suitable consultants to undertake the feasibility study.

Cllr Janet Jefferson, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Finance and Operations, said:

“We are really pleased to be able to award much needed funding to progress the scheme at Lealholm.

We recognise the importance of affordable housing throughout our borough, including rural villages where the development of affordable homes for people with a local connection to the area can make a huge difference to their quality of life and the sustainability of their community.

Our housing team will now support the trust during the course of the feasibility study and assist them to take the project to the next stage.”


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Fileyman, on 15th October 2019 4:31pm
Can you please explain why SBC pay this amount for someone to write words on paper.

Don't SBC already pay there own planning officials to do this kind of work.

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