The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) announced today (30 November 2021) the allocation of a further £11 million from the Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) to support 23 redevelopment schemes across 15 councils.
Derelict sites across the country will be transformed into new homes under the government scheme to regenerate brownfield land, boost local communities and support people onto the property ladder. Today’s announcement follows the allocation of £58 million last month to 53 local councils across the country. The government suggests that funding allocated from the BLRF so far will release land for more than 6,800 homes by March 2024.
The government’s approach to redeveloping brownfield land is also being supported by more than £1.8 billion announced at the Budget to renew and restore sites to unlock a further 160,000 homes. This builds on the £475 million the government has provided in the past 18 months to deliver over 31,000 homes on brownfield land.
The BLRF is delivered by the One Public Estate programme, a collaboration between DLUHC, the Local Government Association and the Cabinet Office.
Housing Minister Christopher Pincher 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.”