Welsh Government’s Housing and Regeneration minister, Rebecca Evans, has now confirmed the projects that have been successful in securing funding in phase two of the Innovative Housing Programme. It is clear from the list of approved projects that Welsh Government is backing timber construction and particularly those projects that support the development of local timber supply chains. As timber is the exemplar method for low carbon construction this is entirely as it should be – particularly given the recent publication of the IPCC report which challenges governments around the World to get to grips with Climate Change within the next 12 years or risk catastrophic consequences.
See here for the press release.
Through the Powys County Council led and Welsh Government funded Home-Grown Homes project, Woodknowledge Wales have received funding to support the delivery of timber construction throughout Wales (in collaboration with TRADA, Cardif Met and Coed Cymru), and we would urge recipients of funding to contact us to discuss opportunities. Our role is to bring clients interested in timber construction together with the supply chain to share learning and best practice and to create a collaborative movement for change.