Housing Challenge Fund Cheshire

Housing Challenge Fund Cheshire

Grant Application Process.

Cheshire East Borough Council
Housing Challenge Fund
Please note:  This is not a procurement:  This is a grant application process.

Cheshire East Council is to use £1m to boost housing development across the Borough.

The money from the Council’s capital fund will be used to encourage developers and social housing providers to unlock stalled development sites with planning permission or to bring forward additional affordable housing, which does not have an allocation through the Homes and Communities Agency affordable housing programme.

Cheshire East Council’s Housing Challenge Fund will award grants of up to £150,000. New homes are urgently needed to boost the economic growth of Cheshire East, however, the downturn in the economy has had a significant impact in hampering the building of new houses. By the end of 2012, there were 6,600 dwellings with planning approval in Cheshire East.
These include many smaller sites which have full or outline planning permissions where development has not started and where there is no indication of a start date. These have the potential to deliver more than 2,000 homes across the authority.
Cheshire East is trying to encourage developers to start to build on these sites to bring forward both market value homes and affordable housing.

Developers and Registered Providers are invited to either download the prospectus from the Chest or request a prospectus by emailing Steve Knowles at steven.knowles@cheshireeast.gov.uk or Vikki Jeffrey at Vikki.jeffrey@cheshireeast.gov.uk.

If you have any queries, please e-mail Steve Knowles or Vikki Jeffrey or contact by phone on 01270 685644 or 01270 685642

The closing date and time for bids is Thursday 28th March at 2.00pm, and announcements will be made in May 2013.

Completed grant applications should be sent by E-mail to Steve Knowles at steven.knowles@cheshireeast.gov.uk by no later than 2.00pm on 28th March or alternatively please up load these to the Chest by the closing date and time.

Miss Samantha Clements
Email Address:
01270 686438
Middlewich Road
CW11 1HZ
United Kingdom
Key Dates
21/01/2013 11:00
28/03/2013 14:00
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