Press Release: Government grant funding given to help housing plans

Key housing projects in Crawley move on to the next stage of planning thanks to the council securing new grant funding.

On Thursday (1 February) it was announced that £6.4 million in funding has been granted for housing at Telford Place in Crawley town centre and in Forge Wood, Crawley’s newest neighbourhood.

This funding will help unlock another 620 properties for the borough.

As part of the council’s housing development plans, key town centre site – Telford Place, will receive funding to provide an alternative access to the site, which currently supports up to 100 units. The additional access would enable approximately 200 additional homes in the town centre.

Funding will also be put towards an acoustic barrier at Forge Wood which will allow the development of 420 residential units. These will join the existing 1,900 residential units, which includes 760 affordable units.

The UK is committed to building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s and this is the first wave of funding from the £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund.

Leader of the Borough Council, Councillor Peter Lamb, said: “The council is committed to providing as many new homes as possible for the people of Crawley and this boost in funding is a key part of doing just that.

“After months of hard work I am delighted that we have been given this funding and I’m excited for the future of Crawley’s housing plans.”

This latest investment will fund key local infrastructure projects including new roads, cycle paths, flood defences and land remediation work, all essential ahead of building the homes.

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