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Regional Planning and Development

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 142907, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's 4 August 2020 press release, £1.3 billion investment to deliver homes, infrastructure and jobs, which of the 300 shovel-ready projects have commenced construction in England; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

1 February 2021

We continually work with places through our Area and Central teams to understand and monitor progress of funding programmes. The Getting Building Fund projects are expected to deliver up to 84,000 jobs, (including additional construction jobs), 1,500,000 sqm of commercial floor space, unlocking 45,000 homes, 1,000,000 sqm of public realm or green space improved or created, 50,000 new learners assisted, and 65 million kgs of CO2 emissions saved.