More help for first time buyers

MP AMBER Rudd has welcomed Government funding to build more affordable homes in Rye.

Rother District Council has been granted £609,929 this year, through the New Homes Bonus, to build much-needed housing in the local area.

The New Homes Bonus is a multi-billion pound programme that rewards communities when they accept more housebuilding in their area. It includes an extra reward for building new affordable homes, and for getting long-term empty homes back into use.

Building on the flagship housing strategy, the Government has unveiled a range of measures to help first time buyers onto the housing ladder, providing support for millions who have been left languishing on social housing waiting lists, and get construction on the move.

Amber said: “I am delighted to welcome this funding for new homes in Rother. The Government’s actions will help local people onto the housing ladder, provide more affordable housing and create local jobs”.