Minster names developments to get Kickstart cash

Housing minister John Healey has named the first 10 stalled developments to receive the government’s Kickstart cash, provided they employ apprentices and local people.
The 10 housing schemes will receive £10m in total to complete 740 homes from the £925m overall budget.

Healey said that the use of apprentices on schemes was key to obtaining Kickstart cash and that developers applying for government funding would have to set out plans to offer apprenticeships and jobs to local people.

The projects getting the cash are: Persimmon projects in Rugeley, Sandwell, Birmingham, Ashford and Hellingly, Barratt developments in Sandwell, Portishead and Poulton, the Coast and Country Housing Association’s site in Redcar and the RSL Riverside project in Liverpool.

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