New Home Bonus deferral surprise

Dear Sir, — Could I express my surprise at the fact that the New Homes Bonus awards, second year, for which it is thought Cheshire East Council was about to request bids, has been deferred for a year.
Many local organisations, especially those who missed out last year, were hoping to submit a bid and had been asking for information on when details would be available to submit a bid.
The announcement at the Corporate Scrutiny Committee that the Labour-led authority was deferring the New Homes Bonus bids for a year shocked the members present at the meeting.

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