Derelict sites to be transformed into new homes as new Brownfield Fund opens to applications (application deadline: 19th August 2022)

Derelict and underused brownfield sites across England will be transformed into thousands of new homes, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced on Friday 8th July 2022.

Councils across England will be able to apply for a share of the new £180 million Brownfield Land Release Fund 2, which will help to transform disused urban areas into 17,600 new homes and create around 54,000 jobs over the next 4 years.

The fund aims to support the transformation of small council-owned sites that have been previously developed, by funding small scale infrastructure and remediation work to enable the release of the land for new homes.

An initial £40 million is available to support local regeneration projects, releasing council land for around 4,000 new homes (and creating 12,400 jobs). The move will boost local economies and help thousands of young people and families into homeownership. The remaining £140 million of the Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 will be made available to councils over the next 2 years.

Further information is available on the GOV.UK and the Local Government Association websites.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Friday 19th August 2022.