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House building development back on at the Maltings site

by jamesbaker on 9 September, 2015

A development of affordable housing down at the Maltings site in Fountainhead village had been left in limbo after Southdale had gone into administration. I’ve just had the following email from our Housing department informing me that the development is now set to continue after the Homes and Communities Agency made some additional funding available for it.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have now given official approval for Home Group to utilise their national pot of Recycled Capital Grant Funding to meet the funding shortfall at the Maltings (as a result of Southdale going into administration). As such the newly procured contractor STG (Strategic Team Group) have been allocated the contract and will be making a start on site this week with a 40 week build programme, so expected completion around June 2016.

We need additional housing to support our growing populations, however I do have concerns over the traffic implications for the roads coming in and out of Fountainhead village. At some point the Council is going to need to do more to support the Highways infrastructure in this area so it’s suitable for the volume of traffic.

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