February 2021 update
The unforeseen impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns has meant all public engagement is delayed, which has resulted in an overall delay to the project.
Full face to face public engagement will be held in the near future, once it is safe to do so, enabling the local community to have real input into any future plans. It is important that local residents have the opportunity to share their views on any proposed housing development.
Grant funding for the development
A grant for the proposed housing scheme at Turlin Moor will not be going ahead due to unforeseen issues around the pandemic. The Homes England grant of £3,838M was dependant on meeting designated timescales. Face-to-face community engagement was due to start in March 2021 in order to form a planning application process for the housing project in time for the Homes England programme deadline of March 2022. Homes England and the council have agreed that the planned activity will not be possible within this timescale and that the council will not claim for the grant.
We are fully committed to housing delivery, which is one of our key priorities, and we will continue to work closely with Homes England, seeking opportunities to work together in the future to support the provision of housing in our local area.
There are likely to be opportunities to bid for funding for the Turlin Moor housing project at a later date when there is certainty of delivery and a planning consent has been achieved.
We will provide further updates to local residents when the project can progress again.
In the meantime, if you have any questions you can contact the project team by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated: 05 February 2021