The Government has awarded £60m from the second tranche of brownfield land release funding to pave the way for 6,000 to be built.
The awards to councils from Hull to Somerset will support nearly 100 regeneration projects.
The investment is part of the second phase of the £180m Brownfield Land Release Fund, with cash going directly to councils so they can release the land and get building as soon as possible.
Projects that will benefit from the scheme include:
Newcastle: £1.82m to boost wider regeneration by releasing a complex site to deliver 146 build-to-rent homes for communities in Benwell and Scotswood.
Hull: delivering 99 new homes for affordable rent on the site of a derelict school, backed by £980,000 Government funding as part of the city centre regeneration.
Sunderland: turning a former riverside industrial site that has been unused for over 20 years into 140 low-carbon build to rent homes at Farringdon Row, with £1.8m for Sunderland Council to kick-start the project.
This builds on the success of the first round of Brownfield Land Release Fund 2, where funding is enabling the release of land for almost 2,400 homes.
To date, the fund is supporting at least 89 local authorities, over 160 projects, and providing almost £100m to support councils to release land for almost 8,600 homes.
Brownfield Land Release Fund Awards
East Suffolk District Council
Mid Devon District Council
Arun District Council
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Stevenage Borough Council
Sunderland City Council
London Borough of Barnet
Salford City Council
Derby City Council
Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Mole Valley District Council
London Borough of Newham
London Borough of Lewisham
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Brighton and Hove
Maidstone Borough Council
Dover District Council
Basildon Borough Council
Gloucester City Council
Newcastle upon Tyne City Council
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Isle of Wight Council
Rushmoor Borough Council
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Lancaster City Council
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Burnley Borough Council
Southampton City Council
Devon County Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Oxford City Council
Warwick District Council
New Forest District Council
Kingston upon Hull City Council
Halton Borough Council
Swale Borough Council
Darlington Borough Council
Sheffield City Council
Wyre Forest District Council
Bath & North East Somerset Council
London Borough of Bromley
Warwickshire County Council
Leicester City Council
London Borough of Merton
Bristol City Council
Thanet District Council
Waverley Borough Council
Applications for the final round of £80m funding are due in by Spring 2024.