NW transport projects benefit as a result of housing demands

Michael Hunt

Three North West transport projects will benefit from the Government's Community Infrastructure Fund and help support the extra new homes being built in each area.

The £30m fund will help fund crucial transport links to support the building of extra homes for first time buyers, families and people on waiting lists, Housing Minister John Healey and Transport Minister Sadiq Khan have announced.

Those projects in the North West receiving a share of the funding includes:

  • Chapelford and Bruche – Pedestrian and Cycle Accessibility, a sustainable project receiving £1.76m
  • Chorley Buckshaw Parkway (Central Lancashire and Blackpool) – a sustainable project receiving £3.3m
  • North Manchester Metrolink Stations (Greater Manchester) – a sustainable project receiving £4m

Transport projects in the North East, South West, South East and Yorkshire will also benefit from the Community Infrastructure Fund.

The funding follows the Prime Minister's Building Britain's Future plans, and the £1.5bn housing pledge, which John Healey 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.

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