Spire Homes gets £3.7m grant to build in Rutland and Northamptonshire

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A housing association has secured a £3.7m grant to build more than 180 new homes.

Spire Homes will use the money to build in Rutland and Northamptonshire over the next three years. The grant was from the Homes and Community Agency, which is the national housing and regeneration delivery agency.

Director of housing at Spire Homes Katy Sagoe said: “In times when budgets are tight and people can struggle to find homes they can afford, this grant is fantastic news. We’ve got big plans to develop a significant amount of affordable housing in Northamptonshire and Rutland over the next few years to try and keep up with demand.

“We will be continuing to work closely with our partners throughout the planning and development process to ensure Spire Homes keep providing the right kinds of homes of the highest quality for communities at prices local people can afford.”

Spire Homes were able to secure the grant following a bid made by their parent company, Longhurst Group, who bid on behalf of the Blue Skies Consortium. In total the consortium received a grant allocation of £17.8m. The allocation is the 15th largest nationally.