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Affordable Housing: Newcastle upon Tyne

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which 33 sites were presented for consideration to the Homes and Community Agency as sites for new and affordable housing development by Newcastle upon Tyne City Council; (318824)

(2) how much funding has been provided to each of the projects in Newcastle upon Tyne supported by the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) National Affordable Homes Programme in the last 12 months.

It is not clear which 33 sites are referred to in the question and therefore we are unable to provide this information.

Investment by the Homes and Communities Agency in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the 12 months to 31 December 2009 broken down by programme is as follows:

Programme

Spend for 12 months to 31 December 2009 (£)

National Affordable Housing Programme

6,320,000

Property and Regeneration

288,835

Places for change

426,940

Housing Market Renewal Grant1

44,828,347

Total

51,844,122

1 This is spend for the Newcastle Gateshead Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder. It has not been possible to disaggregate the spend between the two areas. In addition, £48.6 million Decent Homes ALMO funding has been allocated to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for 2009-10 financial year. This funding, while not direct Homes and Communities Agency funding, is managed and monitored by the Homes and Communities Agency on behalf of Ministers.