Chancellor Sajid Javid has earmarked more than £600m to support infrastructure projects that will help to pave the way for 50,000 homes in the south east.
The fresh funding boost is coming from the Housing Infrastructure Fund pot, originally launched by Javid when he was communities secretary.
The cash will help to deliver five new road and rail projects in London, Central Bedfordshire and Essex – all areas of high demand for new housing.
Essex County Council picked up the majority of the funding allocations with over £300m for highways and rail improvements.
Since HIF was launched, £1.3bn has been allocated to deliver up to 76,500 homes.
Javid said: “I want to see more homes built in the places people want to live, so more people realise the dream of homeownership.
But we need the roads, rail links, and schools to support the families living in those homes, which is why I set up a fund to put in place the infrastructure to unlock new homes in these areas.”
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