Policy paper

Housing Infrastructure Fund

Information about the Housing Infrastructure Fund - now closed for bids.

Documents

Marginal Viability Funding projects in contract

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An introduction to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (web version)

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An introduction to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (print version)

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Housing Infrastructure Fund: supporting document for Marginal Viability

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Housing Infrastructure Fund: supporting document for Forward Fund

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Details

£4.1 billion has been allocated from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to local authorities for infrastructure to unlock housing. It will help to unlock up to 340,000 new homes by helping to fund much needed infrastructure in areas of greatest housing need.

It will help to ensure that more homes means better, not more stretched, local infrastructure and community facilities. The grant funding, allocated to local authorities on a competitive basis, is being provided in the period from 2018-19 to 2023-24, to fund physical infrastructure such as roads, community facilities and utilities.

The Fund is divided into 2 streams:

  • Marginal Viability Funding: available to all single and lower tier local authorities in England – to provide the final or missing piece of infrastructure funding to get additional sites allocated or existing sites unblocked quickly
  • Forward Funding: available to the uppermost tier of local authorities in England – for a small number of strategic and high-impact infrastructure projects.

Marginal Viability Funding projects in contract

The table at the top of the page shows Marginal Viability Funding projects in contract.

Successful Forward Funding projects

Local authority Project HIF funding (£million)
Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Garden Town Growth Enabling Infrastructure Programme £170.2m
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Northern Fringe East £227m
Central Bedfordshire Transformational Growth in Biggleswade £69.6m
Cheshire East North Cheshire Garden Village £21.7m
Cornwall Truro Growth Area - Northern Access Road £47.5m
Cornwall Hayle Junctions Infrastructure Project £12.9m
Cumbria Carlisle Southern Link Road £102m
Devon South West Exeter £55.1m
Essex Colchester Braintree Borders Garden Community £271.8m
Essex Beaulieu Station and North East Bypass £218m
Essex Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community £99.9m
GLA Docklands Light Railway - growth capacity £290.7m
GLA Meridian Water Infrastructure £156.1m
GLA East London line - growth capacity £80.8m
Gloucestershire M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme £219.8m
Greater Manchester Combined Authority Manchester Northern Gateway Urban Growth Programme £51.6m
Kent Swale Transport Infrastructure £38.1m
Lancashire South Lancaster Growth Catalyst £140m
Leicestershire Melton Mowbray Southern Distributor Road £14.7m
Medway New Routes to Good Growth £170m
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes East Sustainable Urban Extension £94.6m
North East Combined Authority South Sunderland Growth Area Cluster £25.4m
North Somerset West of England: Enabling Infrastructure for M5-A38 Strategic Development Locations £97m
Oxfordshire Access to Didcot Garden Town £218m
Oxfordshire A40 Smart Corridor £102m
Rutland St George’s Barracks £29.4m
Suffolk East of Ipswich Strategic Highway Works £19.8m
Surrey A320 North of Woking £41.8m
Surrey A320 Woking Town Centre £95m
Surrey Slyfield Area Regeneration Project £52.3m
Swindon New Eastern Villages, Southern Connector Road £18.9m
Thurrock Purfleet Centre £75.1m
Wiltshire Chippenham Urban Expansion £75.1m
Published 4 July 2017
Last updated 7 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added update list of Marginal Viability Funding projects in contract.

  2. Updated list of successful Forward Fund projects.

  3. Updated list of successful Forward Fund projects.

  4. Added GLA (Meridian Water Infrastructure and East London Line), Central Bedfordshire (Transformational Growth in Biggleswade) and Essex (Beaulieu Station and Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community) to successful Forward Fund projects.

  5. Added amended list of Marginal Viability Funding projects approved following funding clarification.

  6. Added Cornwall and Surrey to successful Forward Fund projects.

  7. Added Cheshire East, GLA, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and Oxfordshire to successful Forward Fund projects.

  8. Added list of Marginal Viability Funding projects approved following funding clarification.

  9. Added Cumbria and Devon to successful Forward Fund projects.

  10. Added information on successful Forward Fund projects.

  11. Added list of successful Forward Fund projects to go through to co-development.

  12. Added list of all successful Marginal Viability Fund projects.

  13. Added new guidance document - Ranking process guidance.

  14. Added link to online bidding forms and guidance on how to use them.

  15. Added regional email contacts.

  16. First published.