Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Labour led Peninne Lancashire secures £9million for empty homes

Congratulations to Pennine Lancashire for their successful bid to the Government for funding for empty homes. It is far smaller than the previous housing grants including HMR.

Regenerate Lancashire have been informed from HCA that they have been awarded £9.479m for their Clusters of Empty Homes Funding bid. This is in addition to the £4.84m Empty Homes Funding announced in March 2012. Around £3million will be spent in Hyndburn.

The major clusters of empty properties in Hyndburn exist in the Woodnook area and I understand this will be added to the recent transitional relief for ex HMR areas to ensure that significant parts are not left behind.

It is great news for the partnership and testament to their commitment to continue to work together to achieve the best for Pennine Lancashire.