£500,000 Burnley housing cash boost

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Burnley is to benefit from a bonus of more than £500,000 for helping to provide new homes.

The allocation of government funding means the borough will have received a total of £1,074,533 over a four-year period for building new homes and bringing empty houses back into use.

Bosses at Burnley Borough Council will be able to choose how they spend the cash.

The latest New Homes Bonus payments being made to councils in England were published by Housing Minister Kris Hopkins.

Mr Hopkins said: “Councils have received more than £2 billion for their part in getting Britain building, and leading to housing construction reaching its highest levels for seven years.”