Reaction to HIF announcement

Published: 21 Mar 2018

David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “I’m very pleased that the government is taking forward our bids for over £200m to help us build the infrastructure we’ll need to support new homes in Hertfordshire.

“Local plans have identified a need for over 90,000 new homes to be built in the county over the next 15 years, and this decision feels like a real vote of confidence in our ambitions for Hertfordshire and in our ability to deliver the kind of growth that we want to see.

“We look forward to working with Homes England and our colleagues in district and borough councils to develop final business cases for the schemes and securing the funding so we can move these exciting projects forward.”

Three projects in Hertfordshire have been provisionally allocated a total of £211m funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund:

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town     £151m
Brookfield                                              £38m
Facilitating Growth in Baldock           £22m

Funding is not guaranteed at this stage. The government will make final funding decisions based on the final business cases that will be worked up with Homes England and submitted later this year.