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New Housing Trust Attracts Government Funding PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:15
altAn Uppingham First proposal to build affordable housing for younger people in Rutland has received government support in the form of an offer of a £75k grant (subject to due diligence) from Homes England. The grant will support the creation of the ‘Badley Affordable Housing Trust’ and an initial proposal to build up to 10 homes on the site of an old disused orchard in Uppingham donated by the Badley family. The grant award marks further recognition of the forward looking proposals contained within the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Plan (UTC&BZ Plan – Action 10) and builds upon a Locality funded pre-feasibility study undertaken by a 2018 Task Group led by Uppingham First Vice Chair and County Councillor Edward Baines.

Trustees for the new initiative will be drawn from community leaders and task group members including David Ainslie (Chair of the Limes, Firs and Spurs Residents Association), Graham Allison (Retired Chartered Surveyor), Mark Shaw (Chair of the Beeches Residents Association) Janet Thompson (Chair of the Uppingham  Neighbourhood Forum), Geoff Thompson (Chair of Governors at Uppingham Community College), Margaret Simpson (Rotary in Uppingham and the E J Toon Charitable Trust) and Ron Simpson BEM (Chair of the Uppingham Business Forum). The initiative has the support of the Uppingham Neighbourhood and Business Forums and the Uppingham Vanguard Board. Work is expected to commence on the project immediately.

Further information on the project can be obtained from Ron Simpson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel: 01572 823465 Mobile: 07710 328469. Prospective trustees will hold their first meeting on April 12th 2019. Until legally formed, the group will be facilitated by Uppingham First. 

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