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Regional Planning and Development

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding for infrastructure was allocated by her Department to the Milton Keynes/South Midlands Growth Area in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09. (271630)

The Department for Communities and Local Government provides funding to support local infrastructure in growth areas and growth points through the Growth Fund and the Community Infrastructure Fund, which is a joint fund with the Department for Transport. The Growth Fund and Community Infrastructure Fund are additional to mainstream departmental funding in areas such as health, education and national transport networks.

Funding is allocated to local authorities, and to transport authorities for the Community Infrastructure Fund, rather than on a growth area-wide basis. The funding allocated to growth locations through the Growth Fund and Community Infrastructure Fund in 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09 is shown in table 1. The total funding allocated to locations across the Milton Keynes South Midlands (MKSM) growth area over this period was £298.2 million.

In addition, funding allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11, and the second round of the Community Infrastructure Fund, have now been announced, and are shown in table 2. A further £128.08 million funding has been allocated to growth locations across the Milton Keynes South Midlands growth area over this period.

Table 1: funding across the MKSM growth area 2006-09

£ million

Growth funds

Community Infrastructure Fund, round 1

Places

2006-07

2007-08

2008-091

Total

2006-07 to 2007-08

Aylesbury Vale

5.28

7.45

4.78

17.51

22.63

Milton Keynes

11.04

10.15

10.2

31.39

33.42

West Northants

22.34

17.71

13.38

53.43

19.92

North Northants

5.4

15.77

11.98

33.15

7.4

Luton/South Beds

6.69

9.59

10.69

26.97

14.5

Bedford/Marston Vale

5.62

14.5

5.8

25.92

0

Northamptonshire County2

5.49

6.5

0

11.99

0

Sub total

61.86

81.67

56.83

200.36

97.87

Total growth funds and CIF funds

298.23

Note:

£17.7 million from the CIF1 allocation was carried forward into 2008-09 to support seven projects whose timetable had slipped.

1 2008-09—figures show the first of three year unringfenced block funding allocations covering the period 2008-09 to 2010-11.

2 Northamptonshire County—figures include strategic projects to support the county as a whole.

Table 2: funding across the MKSM growth area 2009-11

£ million

Growth funds

Community Infrastructure Fund, round 2

Places

2009-10

2010-11

Total

2009-10 to 2010-11

Aylesbury Vale

4.7

4.74

9.44

4.55

Milton Keynes

9.1

9.13

18.23

5.6

West Northants

12.74

12.48

25.22

6.87

North Northants

11.55

11.59

23.14

6.6

Luton/South Beds

5.82

5.33

11.15

l

Bedford /Marston Vale

8.12

8.16

16.28

0

Sub total

52.03

51.43

103.46

24.62

Total growth funds and CIF

128.08