Hereford project selected for Forward Funding programme by Government
|Government announced its support for Herefordshire’s bid to its Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to develop infrastructure to support its housing aspirations yesterday, Wednesday 21 March 2018.
The announcement comes as the recent consultation on the Hereford Transport Package, which identified a shortlist of possible routes for the Hereford bypass closes. The Council is progressing plans to commence construction of the Southern Link Road (the first phase of the bypass) early next year.
The momentum continues after the opening of the City Link Road, which provides access to land for the development for an Emergency Services Hub, GP Hub, University accommodation and housing.
The Housing Infrastructure Fund has allocated £4.1bn to fund major infrastructure projects with a potential to deliver over 400,000 new homes across England. Herefordshire has been successful in being selected to go through to the next stage of the funding process during which Government will support the development of the detailed business case for investment.