More money for District council housing?

The Chancellor’s Budget announcement of more money for housing has been welcomed by civic chiefs in Winchester.

Proposals to allow councils in areas of high housing costs to bid for more cash from the additional £1 billion allocated nationally could see Winchester City Council bring forward a number of sites it previously had no way of funding.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing said:

It’s reassuring to hear the Government’s commitment to fund more housing.  We have doubled our target for Council House new builds to 600 homes. The next step is to finance the building costs and these Budget announcements are positive step forward.