The Government has announced that an additional £6.3million will be made available to help revive brownfield sites in Housing Zones across the country.
The Housing Zones will see councils working in partnership with private developers to deliver thousands of new homes on brownfield land. The first 19 Housing Zones share more than £6 million to deliver up to 34,000 homes
In total up to 28 Housing Zones will deliver up to 45,000 homes for families and first-time buyers.
The funding, which comes on top of a £1.2 billion Starter Home Fund designed to prepare brownfield sites for at least 30,000 new homes, will be used to speed up work, enabling homes to be delivered quickly.
Councils will receive the lions’ share of the money to help with work in 19 out of the 20 flagship Housing Zones.
On top of this, the government is also committing to work with an additional 8 short listed potential Zones.
Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “Housing Zones offer enormous potential to use brownfield land for new homes which is why this government is determined to get them built out as soon as possible. This funding will play an important part in getting work underway which will lead to new homes and more security for aspiring homeowners.”
He continued: “Britain is building again with the number of new homes up 25% in the past year and these zones will play an important part in giving an extra million people the chance to achieve their dream of home ownership.”