Trafford

Council awarded £2m towards building of new homes

Trafford Council has been awarded funding of almost £2m towards the building of new homes in the heart of Stretford.

The Government has announced today that the Council will receive £1.93m towards the Lacy Street mixed use scheme to deliver homes and other improvements to the area.

The funding is being provided by One Public Estate (OPE) which is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in the Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). The cash has been awarded as part of a £14m Government package of funding to several local authorities across the country to support the release of council owned brownfield land for housing developments.  

A spokesperson for Trafford Council said: “We welcome this funding as part of our plans to regenerate Stretford town centre. The project will provide much-needed housing – including affordable – and will open up the canal to the town centre to create other opportunities.”

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The One Public Estate programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in the Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. It provides practical and technical support and funding for public sector partners to deliver ambitious property-led programmes in collaboration.

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