Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Full List: 14 sites shortlisted for £475m LIF

14 sites have been earmarked for the governments £475m Local Infrastructure Fund, which provides funding injections for paused housing developments.

The funding could see up to 38,000 new houses built across the 14 schemes, and comes after five sites were awarded funds through the scheme.

Firms to benefit include Barratt and Taylor Wimpey.

The projects will now proceed to a “competitive clarification” and due diligence phase before allocations are made from the £475m pot.

Housing minister Mark Prisk today said the funding would create thousands of jobs for local communities across the country.

The funding is administered by the Homes and Communities Agency, and is targeted at schemes of over 1,500 homes

The schemes that are shortlisted to receive funding are:

SiteApplicantLocal authority
Chilmington Green, Ashford, KentBarrattAshford
Crab Hill WantageLands ImprovementVale of White Horse
East Anton Farm AndoverTaylor WimpeyTestValley
East KetteringAlledge Brook LLPKettering
Filton Airfield and SurroundsBridgehouseSouth Gloucestershire
Granhtham Southern Quadrant ExtensionBuckminster TrustSouth Kesteven
Great Western Park, DidcotTaylor WimpeySouth Oxfordshire
Kilnwood ValeCrest NicholsonHorsham
Land North of Bromham Road, BedfordHallam Land Management LtdBeford
Medway ValleyTransport IvnestmentTonbridge and Malling
Monkerton/Pinhoe/Titbebarn GreenExeter and East Devon Growth PointExeter
North Bank East, Wirral WatersPeel HoldingsWirral
Parklands VillageNorth Somerset CouncilNorth Somerset
WaverleyHarworth EstatesRotherham

Housing minister Mark Prisk said the support would “help deliver the homes this country needs, create thousands of jobs and inject millions of pounds of investment into local economies.”

Homes and Communities Agency chief executive Andy Rose said: “This investment from the Local Infrastructure Fund is about building momentum behind some of those larger locally-backed housing developments to accelerate the supply of new homes.

“There is work to be done to ensure these bids deliver value for money for the taxpayer and fit with local priorities, but I am looking forward to getting out on site and seeing progress on successful bids in the months ahead.”

The programme, which focuses on large sites, has already struck five deals with those involved in projects.

These include one in Sherford in Devon, Cranbrook in Exeter, Fairfield near Milton Keynes and Wokingham.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.