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Barnsley Awarded Funding To Build More Houses

Friday November 14 2014

BARNSLEY is set to benefit from government funding to help build new homes in the town.

Housing minister Brandon Lewis announced that Barnsley is among 60 councils to receive part of a £3 million fund that will help deliver up to 25,000 new homes across the country.

The money will help develop sites that have been given planning permission but remain caught up in red tape.

Mr Lewis said the money will help tackle some long-standing issues and get spades in the ground and homes built for local families.

He added: "The money will help councils clear the way for builders to get on site and get work underway quickly, providing families with new homes and boosting local businesses and jobs."

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Reply Posted by anom on Friday November 14 2014 at 12:49
60 councils 3 million = 50 thousand each WOW massive.

Reply Posted by Davieboy on Friday November 14 2014 at 16:24
Not too many houses can be build for £50K.......

Reply Posted by Bob the builder on Friday November 14 2014 at 18:10
£50k will build 1 house.

Reply Posted by Mr T on Friday November 14 2014 at 19:01
Build a shed for 50k

Reply Posted by Bill on Saturday November 15 2014 at 10:26
Are they building them for the massive increase for the foreign people we are getting in Barnsley ???

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Saturday November 15 2014 at 19:21
Bill you are making ones self sound very racist

Reply Posted by ? on Sunday November 16 2014 at 15:48
Their not building any, the money is to cut through red tape so developers can get their hands on more land quicker. It does not state social housing but developers tied up in red tape, think of the big building companies and not council

Reply Posted by Collet on Monday November 17 2014 at 17:28
No good building houses if nobody can afford them,you have to build some that can house some of our local youngsters who are on very low wages that can afford to rent.