Published: 19th Aug 2019

The new chancellor Sajid Javid has given the green light to more than £600m of funding for housing-related infrastructure improvements. The £600m will help deliver five projects in London, Central Bedfordshire and Essex. The money is part of the government’s £5.5bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, which was launched by Mr Javid when he was communities secretary in 2017. Around will £218m will go to the ‘Beaulieu Station and North-East bypass’ bid from Essex County Council to deliver a new train station and road improvements to unlock up to 14,000 homes. In addition, £156m has been awarded to the London borough of Enfield to deliver rail works, road infrastructure, land remediation, flood alleviation at Meridian Water. A further £99.9m has been awarded to the ‘Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community’ bid from Essex County Council to deliver a new single carriageway link road and works to unlock up to 7,500 homes. And £69.6 … (To read the full article, subscribe below)