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Crawley’s housing plans move to next stage thanks to Government grant



Crawley Borough Council have secured a new grant meaning key housing projects can move on to the next stage of planning.

On Thursday (1 February) it was announced that £6.4 million in Housing Infrastructure Funding has been granted for housing at Telford Place in the town centre and in Forge Wood, Crawley’s newest neighbourhood.

This funding will help unlock another 620 properties for the borough.

More news: If you live in Crawley then the area you’re in could be about to change

As part of the council’s housing development plans, key town centre site Telford Place will receive funding to provide an alternative access to the site, which currently supports up to 100 units. The additional access would enable approximately 200 additional homes to be built.

“The council is committed to providing as many new homes as possible”

Funding will also be put towards an acoustic barrier at Forge Wood, which will allow the development of 420 residential units. These will be a part of 1,900 residential units, which includes 760 affordable units.

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, said:

“The council is committed to providing as many new homes as possible for the people of Crawley and this boost in funding is a key part of doing just that.

“After months of hard work I am delighted that we have been given this funding and I’m excited for the future of Crawley’s housing plans.”

The UK is committed to building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s and this is the first wave of funding from the £5 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund.

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Britain’s Got Talent auditions come to Crawley

The ITV show is holding auditions at The Hawth this month.



Get practising because Britain’s Got Talent is coming to Crawley!

The hugely popular ITV show is holding auditions right here in Crawley at The Hawth and you can be a part of it.

On Thursday 30th August from 2-8pm you can audition to be a part of this fantastic show.

If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can also apply via

So dust off those dance shoes, dig out the instruments and show the world how talented you are.


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