New homes to be built as part of government drive to develop brownfield land and regenerate communities

Derelict sites across the country will be transformed into new homes under a flagship government scheme to regenerate brownfield land, boost local communities and support people onto the property ladder.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) today announced the allocation of a further £11 million from the Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) to support 23 redevelopment schemes across 15 councils.

The projects will see unloved and disused sites transformed into vibrant communities, with tired, derelict buildings demolished and new roads and infrastructure built.

Today’s announcement follows the allocation of £58 million last month to 53 local councils across the country. Today’s additional funding will support more areas to deliver new homes and revitalise much loved towns and cities.

Funding allocated from the BLRF so far will release land for more than 6,800 homes by March 2024 and create more than 21,000 jobs in the housing and construction sectors and wider economy as part of the government’s mission to level up communities across the UK.

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP said: “Our brownfield-first approach is transforming underused sites into thriving communities where people want to live, work and visit. The investment we are announcing today will help people onto the property ladder, create jobs, deliver new infrastructure and provide a boost to local communities as we level up across the country.”

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