The national housing agency has acquired land in Coventry with the aim of delivering ‘hundreds of homes’.
Homes England will work with the city council’s planning team to develop the Victorian pumping station site into a residential scheme.
It is hoped that the involvement of the agency will help speed up development on the brownfield site and ensure that the land is used to its maximum potential.
‘Our role is to ensure more people in England have access to better homes in the right places,’ said Stephen Kinsella, executive director for land, at Homes England.
‘To make this happen we intervene in the housing market to build more homes where they are needed. We accelerate delivery and help to shape a more resilient and diverse industry.
‘With a strong demand for new homes in Coventry, we are keen to work collaboratively with partners to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the local community and this is an excellent example of how we are unlocking sites to meet those needs.’
Planning permission for the new homes, including affordable housing will be submitted in 2019, with start on site to commence within the following year.