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New affordable homes in Scotland
The Scottish government's 2013-14 Budget will allocate an additional £38m to housing, including £10m for affordable homes, it was announced this week. It said that the additional funding will bring the total housing supply funding to £859m, which it said is enough to exceed its housing target of 30,000 affordable homes over the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament's current session.
JC Musgrave and Helios Properties have submitted plans for a £155m property development in Hartlepool to the Borough Council.
The property firms already have planning consent to build 168 houses on the site, called Wynyard Park, but they want to develop a further 600 more new homes as part of the scheme.
Marc Da Silva looks at the week's news regarding affordable new homes for sale and under consideration around the UK.
Housebuilder Yuill Homes has started demolition work on its old head office with a view to building 25 new homes in Hartlepool.
The developer is constructing a new housing development of 25 new two, three and four bedroom homes and one bungalow on the site of Cecil House on Loyalty Road.
The government has awarded Tees Valley in the North East of England close to £2m of funding to prepare sites for new home developments.
The £1.9m grant has been issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government under its growth point initiative, was launched by the Labour government to help communities seeking to build large housebuilding programmes.