Derelict Land: Grants

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 20th October 2021.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Planning)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding from the Brownfield Land Release fund has been provided in grants to local authorities to date.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

On 12 October 2021, DLUHC announced (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-of-new-homes-to-be-built-and-derelict-land-transformed) £57,822,243 of funding from the Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) to support 110 projects to release land for more than 5,600 homes by March 2024. This grant funding will be allocated to 53 local authorities shortly. Further, DLUHC has announced a second bidding opportunity for local authorities to bid for the remaining £20 million self and custom build funding, with more successful BLRF projects to be announced before the end of the financial year.

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