£60m allocated to revive brownfield land for 6,000 homes

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

Medway 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
Cornwall Council

Trafford 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
Breckland Council

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Burnley Borough   Council

Southampton City Council
Devon County   Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Wigan 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
Somerset Council

West Northamptonshire
Kirklees Council

Wyre Forest District Council
Bath & North   East Somerset Council

London Borough of Bromley
Warwickshire   County Council

Leicester City Council
London Borough of   Merton

Buckinghamshire Council
Bristol City   Council

Thanet District Council
Waverley Borough   Council

Applications for the final round of £80m funding are due in by Spring 2024.

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