A bid for national funding for investment in infrastructure to support the redevelopment of the St George’s barracks has progressed to the next stage.

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities  and Local Government, has today confirmed that Rutland County Council’s bid for funding under the Housing Infrastructure Fund will go forward to stage two of a two-stage process.

The bid is primarily designed to ensure that development on the site happens  in a sustainable way with the appropriate investment in infrastructure such as roads, transport. schools and healthcare.

Speaking after the announcement was made, Rutland County Council Leader Oliver Hemsley said: “The HIF is a new source of funding set up specifically to support local authorities who are planning for sustainable housing growth in their areas. We’re clear that any future development on the St George’s site must have the necessary infrastructure needed to support both new and existing communities.”

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