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Housing investment receives £9m

Charley Adams

BBC News Online

A new housing investment fund has received a significant funding boost.

Plymouth's latest Plan for Homes has been allocated £9m, due to an executive decision signed by council leader, Tudor Evans.

The fund is designed to support the housing industry in delivering the needs of the city.

This could include acquiring land, gap funding for specialist homes and truly affordable housing, preparing sites for new homes or providing infrastructure.

The latest version of the Plan for Homes sets out a framework to help support the building of 5,000 new homes over the next five years.

By supporting a variety of new and affordable housing to tackle housing needs and homelessness whilst addressing existing poor housing conditions, the plan sets out a clear vision of the future for housing in the city to support the delivery of the Joint Local Plan.

People need houses, truly affordable houses at that, and I’m delighted that we will be supporting the delivery of the Plan for Homes through this fund.

Tudor EvansCouncil leader

Casualty rescued from gorge by fire crews


Fire crews rescued someone from a gorge in north Devon on Wednesday.

The emergency services had to walk approximately 3/4 mile through the gorge in Lydford to reach the casualty who had a suspected broken ankle.

After being carried by stretcher, the casualty was taken to hospital.

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