New-build ‘part of economy plan’, says Keighley MP

Keighley News: Kris Hopkins MP Kris Hopkins MP

A programme to build up to 165,000 new affordable homes over three years is an essential part of the government’s long-term economic plan, according to Keighley’s MP.

Kris Hopkins said housing associations, councils and house builders were now being invited to bid for government funding that, when combined with private investment, would deliver a £23 billion programme between 2015 and 2018.

He said this seeks to achieve a much better deal for taxpayers, while providing a boost to thousands of small businesses that supply building materials to developers.

“House building is an essential part of this government’s long-term economic plan,” he said. “That’s why we’ve designed an ambitious new scheme to build affordable homes at the fastest rate for 20 years.”

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4:59am Tue 4 Feb 14

Mikki. says...

I'm sure we can trust our Local MP to do the right thing!

Having seen the deteriorating state of some of the housing built only 5-6 years ago, I only hope that these homes are built to last and also not near an area that is known to flood regularly. Otherwise the first lot of housing will be falling down or falling to disrepair before they have even finished the last.

Wasn't it a Hopkins (I can't remember witch) that used to drown folk a few Centuries back to see if they would sink or swim?
I'm sure we can trust our Local MP to do the right thing! Having seen the deteriorating state of some of the housing built only 5-6 years ago, I only hope that these homes are built to last and also not near an area that is known to flood regularly. Otherwise the first lot of housing will be falling down or falling to disrepair before they have even finished the last. Wasn't it a Hopkins (I can't remember witch) that used to drown folk a few Centuries back to see if they would sink or swim? Mikki.

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