Countryside and Lovell benefit from HCA Kickstart funding

Stalled housing schemes in Tranmere and Salford will share part of the £51m second wave of Kickstart funding announced by the Homes & Communities Agency.

John Healey, housing minister, said the gap-funding would unlock schemes capable of delivering 2,000 new homes on sites that had previously stalled due to the economic downturn.

In the North West, two schemes were awarded funding:

  • Lovell Partnerships, Tranmere, Birkenhead, 56 homes, £1.1m. Part of Housing Market Renewal Initiative. Site preparation works start in November 2009 with completion by March 2011
  • Countryside Properties, New Broughton, Salford, 220 homes, £8m, also due for completion March 2011

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