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Wirral Council secures funding to help deliver over 1,000 new homes

Wirral Council has secured £6 million in government funding to help deliver over 1,000 new homes in the borough.

The investment has been announced as part of a £866m funding plan from the government which it says could see 200,000 homes built across the UK.

The £6m will be used for a package of infrastructure works including land remediation, public realm works and utilities provision at Northbank, Wirral Waters.

The cash, which has been awarded to Wirral Council from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HiF), will facilitate the building of around 1,100 homes to be delivered by 2025.

Wirral Waters (pictured) is the largest regeneration project in the UK and has potential to create up to 27,000 jobs and 13,500 new homes.

In November 2016, Peel’s scheme was named as one of six Housing Zones by the government alongside sites in Sheffield, Grimsby and Cleethorpes, Barnsley, Sandwell and Blackburn and Burnley.

Housing secretary Sajid Javid says: “Our priority is building the homes this country desperately needs.

“This first wave of investment totalling £866m will help get up to 200,000 homes off the ground, making a huge difference to communities across the country.”

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