Housing: Regeneration

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to he Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 205256 on Housing: Regeneration, if he will create a fund for land clearance and the demolition of low quality, high void rate housing in circumstances whereby local authorities develop plans for housing regeneration.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The current Estate Regeneration Fund is open to bids from local authorities that have partnered with a private organisation to deliver a regeneration project. The funding can be used for land clearance, demolition and rebuilding of homes. Low quality housing and high void rates can be prevalent in areas identified for regeneration and the funding that has been allocated will support places deliver better quality homes, improved public spaces and new housing where it is needed most.

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