Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders Scheme

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14 Jul 2010

It has been disappointing to hear about the Government’s plans to cut £5 million from the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders Scheme, designed to protect South Yorkshire’s fragile housing market and communities.

The Scheme brings together local authorities, Regional Development Agencies and local public and private sector leaders, to improve, develop and invest in South Yorkshire’s infrastructure and quality of life.

The frontline cuts to the Scheme will dramatically affect our region’s ability to recover from the effects of the economic downturn. To target the communities which most need investment after bearing the brunt of the recession is unforgivable.

In addition to the cuts already announced, Housing Minister Grant Shapps has put the whole Scheme under review, with many expecting the Coalition Government to axe more funding after the summer.