Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much (a) development and (b) infrastructure finance has been allocated from the Home Building Fund, by each local authority.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Home Building Fund supports developers to either directly build new homes or to deliver the infrastructure required to enable construction of housing to start on a site. It is a market-facing fund that is available for projects that are viable investments according to our published criteria, and it does not operate on a fixed bidding timetable. Homes England market the fund through continuous market engagement including with trade bodies such as the Home Builders Federation, and any developer is free to apply to the fund through the Homes England portal. There is no predetermined geographic allocation of funding and the consideration of individual transactions is based on investment criteria around viability.

Table 1 shows the investment committed directly to individual sites in each local authority area.

In addition to investment being made in individual sites or projects, a number of large-scale investment funds and national lending alliances have also been supported through the Home Building Fund. This investment is not allocated at local authority level, so a further £354 million development finance and £90 million infrastructure investment has been invested through these national vehicles.

This data is based on projects that have been supported by investment made through the Home Building Fund since its launch in October 2016.

Table 1. Home Building Fund Investment by Local Authority

Local Authority

Development Investment

Infrastructure Investment

Allerdale

4,225,324

Amber Valley

4,919,747

4,401,420

Ashfield

349,118

Ashford

2,350,000

49,585,923

Barnsley

2,054,248

Barrow-in-Furness

1,900,000

Basildon

-

Bassetlaw

1,489,000

3,943,113

Bedford

9,265,137

Birmingham

7,451,053

Blackburn with Darwen

9,279,790

Bolsover

5,874,325

Boston

3,229,275

Bracknell Forest

865,000

19,999,531

Bradford

9,914,991

Braintree

400,000

Bristol

24,314,371

Bromsgrove

-

Broxbourne

3,556,299

Broxtowe

3,268,136

Burnley

-

Cannock Chase

1,031,747

Cheltenham

-

Cheshire East

20,657,652

Cheshire West and Chester

13,609,937

Chesterfield

4,693,612

Chorley

610,097

Colchester

1,285,855

Copeland

-

Corby

-

36,758,320

Cornwall

10,743,668

County Durham

12,368,152

Coventry

8,838,081

Craven

5,860,393

Darlington

452,919

Daventry

851,291

Derby

-

Doncaster

4,683,711

-

Dudley

454,726

East Dorset

-

East Hampshire

5,701,257

26,882,064

East Lindsey

2,262,725

East Riding of Yorkshire

8,652,106

8,331,000

Exeter

148,905

Fylde

3,724,662

Gravesham

778,887

Guildford

2,117,553

Halton

748,483

Hambleton

11,899,834

Harborough

1,126,150

Harrogate

9,188,979

Hartlepool

5,377,417

Herefordshire

311,970

High Peak

1,486,137

Hounslow

5,830,189

Huntingdonshire

16,057,996

20,629,062

Hyndburn

381,435

Ipswich

16,433,396

Isle of Wight

4,457,039

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk

-

Kingston Upon Hull

889,976

Kirklees

9,197,126

Knowsley

-

Lambeth

4,827,758

Lancaster

6,745,455

Leeds

8,137,747

8,151,897

Leicester

3,152,066

Liverpool

-

London wide

30,000,076

Malvern Hills

1,420,000

Manchester

-

Mansfield

503,774

11,990,195

Medway Towns

7,638,070

Merton

21,210,179

Mid Devon

719,700

Mid Suffolk

-

Newark and Sherwood

542,149

Newcastle upon Tyne

7,039,878

Newcastle-under-Lyme

877,300

Newham

42,569,252

-

North Devon

7,340,225

-

North Dorset

3,113,766

North East Derbyshire

5,049,798

North East Lincolnshire

2,201,975

North Lincolnshire

930,298

17,084,996

North Norfolk

879,798

North Tyneside

805,347

North Warwickshire

1,471,000

North West Leicestershire

1,928,928

Northampton

775,136

Northumberland

10,747,043

Norwich

4,496,657

Nottingham

908,579

Oxford

-

Pendle

1,506,314

Peterborough

-

Plymouth

10,034,619

Preston

6,925,519

Redbridge

12,578,201

Redcar and Cleveland

1,327,636

Ribble Valley

3,651,603

Richmondshire

2,433,369

Rossendale

3,027,150

Rotherham

3,865,491

Rushcliffe

-

-

Rutland

2,000,000

Ryedale

48,214

Salford

58,501,305

3,207,462

Sandwell

7,843,328

Scarborough

3,886,435

3,000,396

Sedgemoor

1,180,142

Sefton

509,665

Sheffield

8,354,481

Shropshire

9,017,797

South Derbyshire

1,861,294

-

South Gloucestershire

-

South Hams

6,429,278

South Holland

2,751,122

South Kesteven

650,551

South Norfolk

426,719

South Oxfordshire

609,765

South Somerset

977,032

Southampton

5,163,290

6,703,161

St. Helens

5,711,227

Staffordshire Moorlands

2,559,640

Stockton-on-Tees

9,105,148

Stoke-on-Trent

3,943,242

Stratford-on-Avon

2,938,961

Stroud

1,098,678

Sunderland

15,856,615

Sutton

-

Swale

-

Tameside

-

Teignbridge

-

Telford and Wrekin

2,270,615

Torbay

-

Torridge

876,334

Vale of White Horse

10,154,011

Wakefield

2,968,661

Warrington

1,682,307

Watford

-

Wellingborough

1,443,000

68,435,581

West Berkshire

1,623,811

West Devon

1,400,756

West Dorset

-

West Lancashire

917,949

Weymouth and Portland

-

Wigan

6,542,029

Wiltshire

1,848,686

Winchester

2,579,916

Wirral

1,403,375

Wolverhampton

2,797,203

Wyre

1,433,525

York

500,207

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