Local MP Daniel Zeichner says he is “disappointed but not surprised” that millions of pounds of funding for affordable housing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been stopped due to the Mayor’s actions.
In a damning letter to the Combined Authority the minister said he had concluded that “the programme has made insufficient delivery progress” and that “value for money being achieved is below our expectations” and so has “stopped funding the programme on its current basis.”
Mr Zeichner, who has asked Ministers a series of questions in Parliament about the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Affordable Housing Programme said:
“This is a shambles. There is a desperate need for affordable housing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This was one of the mayor’s flagship schemes but his incompetence means that families in need of an affordable place to call home will now suffer. Frankly it is time for new leadership.”