Housing committee approve substitution for 36 affordable homes with £1,438,000 grant funding
The Housing and Communities Committee of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has today (3 November 2021), approved a £1,438,000 grant to substitute and reuse funding for the development of 36 affordable homes in Peterborough.
Approval of the grant will see the building of an additional 10 affordable flats, and 26 affordable homes for shared ownership at the Cross Keys Homes site in Gloucester Centre, Morpeth Close, Orton Longueville, Peterborough.
The units will be added to the site’s current allocation taking the number up to 66 affordable homes on a site of 100. This is a substitute for one of Cross Keys Homes non-progressing sites at Station Road, Littleport, Ely. Gloucester Centre can start on site by March 2022.
Awarding of this grant for housing as a substitute for any non-progressing sites listed in the Combined Authority’s original Affordable Housing Programme in 2021/22 has to receive approval from the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities’ (DLUHC) but it is still subject to planning permission being granted by Peterborough City Council later this month.
Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:
“Providing affordable housing for residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough where they are clearly needed, remains a focus from me and the Combined Authority.”
“I’m pleased to see that every attempt is being made to ensure that the Combined Authority, with the help of our partners, we can remain on track to deliver our target of 2000 affordable homes by 31 March 2022. “