The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
A new 'Dragons' Den' style panel including Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has been set up to hear pitches from local organisations for funding to help continued local economic growth.
Medesham Homes, an equal Joint Venture between partners Cross Keys Homes and Peterborough City Council, has been successful in its bid for grant funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to help build desperately needed affordable homes in Peterborough.As part of the Combined Authority's commitment to seek to accelerate the delivery of affordable housing, Medesham Homes has been successful in its bid for £735,000 for their Belle Vue development in Stanground which will see 30 new homes completed this year.Clair Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes and a Board Member of Medesham Homes said: "Building new affordable homes for the city is a priority of ours, so to receive this funding which will help to accelerate a sustain even more new homes for affordable rent and meeting local need, is fantastic news."Medesham Homes' Board Member, Howard Bright, added: "We are determined to make a positive difference by building as many new affordable homes as we can.
Huntingdon-based coffee recycling and bio fuel producer bio-bean has been awarded a £40,000 grant by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has welcomed the new ‘Strength in Places’ (SIP) fund from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and encouraged local organisations to submit an expression of interest.
A new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough strategy for housing, transport and sustainable economic growth has been prepared as an important step towards achieving the Combined Authority’s ambition to deliver over 100,000 new homes and 90,000 new jobs by 2036.
The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has welcomed the Chancellor's commitment to provide up to £4m Government funding to help to bring full fibre broadband connectivity - capable of gigabit speeds of over 1000Mbps – to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.