Housing: Coventry

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 2nd March 2021.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase the supply of new homes in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry.

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

Approximately £157 million has been spent to support the delivery of new homes in Coventry over the last 10 years, including in excess of £16 million of funding through the Affordable Homes Programme to deliver over 500 new homes.

This Government, through a range of funding and interventions, continues to make provisions to increase the supply of new homes in Coventry. Homes England are supporting the Eastern Green development in Coventry which will unlock two parcels of land with the capacity to unlock over 2,000 homes, supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) converting commercial properties to provide new homes for first time buyers and key workers in Coventry city centre, and the Agency currently has a planning application with Coventry City Council which includes the site at Whitley Pumping Station which could provide up to 200 new homes. It should be noted that data is not held at constituency level.

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