Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has welcomed the announcement today of £10.3 million infrastructure investment for Manydown in Basingstoke and Deane.
The government has announced £866 million investment in local housing projects to help get up to 200,000 extra homes built. This funding will support local work that will make housing developments viable and get much-needed homes built more quickly. In Basingstoke Manydown is set to deliver 700 homes by 2022, and 3200 homes in total.
The government is committed to building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s so more people are able to buy a home of their own. The funding announced today is the first wave of funding from the £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, which is part of the government’s comprehensive programme to fix the broken housing market that has left too many struggling to afford a place of their own. Across the country, this latest investment will fund key local infrastructure projects, including new roads, cycle paths, flood defences and land remediation work, all essential ahead of building the homes.
Maria commented: “This demonstrates the continued support Basingstoke is receiving from central government to develop new infrastructure alongside new homes. The Borough has seen a new Police station, new fire station, and record investment in roads and schools. I will continue to work with Ministers and the Council Leader to ensure Basingstoke's ambitions to provide the homes we need for our community are matched with infrastructure investment.”