Sunday, March 3, 2024

New MoU promises more affordable housing in South Yorkshire

Homes England and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter into a Strategic Place Partnership.

The move is expected to advance locally-led housing growth and regeneration through development of a shared business plan.

In South Yorkshire, the SPP focus on developing a robust pipeline of investment-ready proposals, supporting growth and regeneration solutions around places, and increasing the affordable housing provision in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Homes England Chief Executive Peter Denton said: “South Yorkshire’s leaders have an appetite for growth and a pipeline of ambitious, transformational housing projects. This SPP will help to realise the untapped potential of South Yorkshire, driving forward the delivery of high-quality, affordable housing growth and regeneration across the region.

South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard said: “Our homes are our foundation; the bricks and mortar that give us security, that bring families and communities together.

“Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Homes England is an important signal of intent, a demonstration of our commitment to making sure everyone in South Yorkshire has a place to call home.

“That partnership offers us the chance to bring in more investment from both government and house builders, so we can build the homes we need. And that need is acute. Across SY we need around 2000 affordable homes, as part of an ambition to build 5000 more homes in total. We also need to build the right types of homes for those people growing older across our region.”

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