William Eichler 12 December 2023

£80m to regenerate brownfield sites now available

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Up to £80m is now available for local authorities across England to deliver thousands of new homes on brownfield sites.

The third round of the £180m Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 is now open to councils, the Government has announced.

Local authorities will be able to use a portion of the £80m to build over 8,000 new houses by March 2028.

Minister for housing Lee Rowley said: ‘This fund will transform unloved and unused brownfield sites into thriving new communities, helping more young families on to the property ladder and creating thousands of jobs.’

Chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) Shaun Davies said: ‘Following the success of the first two rounds of BLRF2 funding, I am pleased the LGA continues its partnership with DLUHC and Cabinet Office helping councils to access the latest round of this fund, which provides much needed capital grants to bring surplus council-owned sites forward for housing.’

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