Lancashire Telegraph‘Affordable’ homes scheme welcomed by East Lancs MPs (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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‘Affordable’ homes scheme welcomed by East Lancs MPs

Lancashire Telegraph: A total of 13 housing associations across the country are set to receive a share of £208million in loans, to help deliver 4,800 new affordable homes nationwide A total of 13 housing associations across the country are set to receive a share of £208million in loans, to help deliver 4,800 new affordable homes nationwide

PLANS to build nearly 250 new ‘affordable’ homes in East Lancashire under a new multi-million-pound scheme have been welcomed by MPs.

Under the new deal, which has been announced by housing minister Kris Hopkins, 246 homes will be constructed in the region over the next few years.

Clitheroe will get 89, Darwen 50, Whalley 28, and Blackburn 23. A further 20 will be built in Accrington, 15 in Ribchester, 12 in Longridge and nine in Great Harwood.

A total of 13 housing associations across the country are set to receive a share of £208million in loans, to help deliver 4,800 new affordable homes nationwide.

The agreement forms part of the Affordable Housing Guarantees Scheme, delivered by Affordable Housing Finance, part of the Housing Finance Corporation.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans said: “I think it’s important in any housing development that thought is given to young people who can’t afford the high house process in the Ribble Valley. I’m pleased these plans have been announced but I hope that preference is given to people who have links with the area.

“It’s good that people won’t be forced to leave the Ribble Valley because they can’t find a home they can afford.”

Jake Berry, MP for Darwen and Rossendale, said: “I think it’s great news for young families working hard to get on. These plans will give people the chance to get the home that they want for their families.”

Blackburn MP Jack Straw said: “I welcome this. It’s not a big scheme but every bit helps.”

Graham Jones, MP for Hyndburn, added: “We need more affordable housing in the borough. It is an important priority for the Labour Party. It is important we have more for the people who need to get on the housing ladder.”

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2:43pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mavrick says...

Why are new houses not built with solar panels already installed on the roof,
Why are new houses not built with solar panels already installed on the roof, mavrick
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4:56pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mrdd186 says...

and how much are these affordable homes going to cost.
and how much are these affordable homes going to cost. mrdd186
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5:33pm Mon 2 Jun 14

shytalk says...

mrdd186 wrote:
and how much are these affordable homes going to cost.
A hell of a lot more than what most people can afford
[quote][p][bold]mrdd186[/bold] wrote: and how much are these affordable homes going to cost.[/p][/quote]A hell of a lot more than what most people can afford shytalk
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6:34pm Mon 2 Jun 14

phil kernot says...

What a load of smoke and mirrors ,, we've heard it all before ,,, affordable housing the goverment classes at £200k ,,,,,, nowt like being chained to a morgage till you die ,,, and for what never been able to enjoy your life ,, wake up and see what life's about ,,,
What a load of smoke and mirrors ,, we've heard it all before ,,, affordable housing the goverment classes at £200k ,,,,,, nowt like being chained to a morgage till you die ,,, and for what never been able to enjoy your life ,, wake up and see what life's about ,,, phil kernot
  • Score: 13

6:40pm Mon 2 Jun 14

phil kernot says...

mavrick wrote:
Why are new houses not built with solar panels already installed on the roof,
Because there not built by flat pack design and it depends what direction the house are facing otherwise you don't get the power to the grid ,,, an average costing is about £7-10k per house and how long would that take before you got a return on your investment
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: Why are new houses not built with solar panels already installed on the roof,[/p][/quote]Because there not built by flat pack design and it depends what direction the house are facing otherwise you don't get the power to the grid ,,, an average costing is about £7-10k per house and how long would that take before you got a return on your investment phil kernot
  • Score: 7

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