WIRRAL will lead a fresh drive to build more desperately-needed affordable homes, under a £1.8bn government drive.
The government announced last Thursday that Wirral Partnership Homes, the borough's leading housing association, will deliver a share of 9,311 homes pledged for the North West, as will Chester and District Housing Trust. The exact number of properties planned for Wirral and Chester will not be known until next year.
The details will emerge when contracts are agreed and signed with the Homes and Communities Agency.
Across the country, 80,000 homes are promised by 2015 from the £1.8bn cash injection, the government said -– with around 90,000 already planned.