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calendar icon11 Oct 2023

Thousands of affordable rental homes to be built across the country

More than 6,000 new homes are to be built on brownfield sites across the county helping to transform unused land into affordable and thriving neighbourhoods.

The schemes cover the length and breath of the country from Hull to Somerset and include 146 build-to-rent homes for communities in Brenwell and Scotswood in Newcastle, as well as 99 new homes for affordable rent on the site of a derelict school in Hull, and 140 low carbon homes to rent in Sunderland.

Unsightly derelict car parks, industrial land and town centre buildings that have fallen into disrepair will be demolished to make way for the new homes.

The schemes are the second phase of the £180 million Brownfield Land Release Fund, with cash going directly to councils so they can release derelict buildings and disused land and get building going as soon as possible.

Rachel Maclean, Housing and Planning minister, said: “We know we need to build more homes, but this cannot come at the expense of concreating over our precious countryside.

“That is why we are doing all we can to make sure we’re making use of wasteland and unused brownfield land, so we can turn these eyesores into beautiful and thriving communities.

“This is all part of our long-term plan for housing – making sure we deliver the homes we need across the country.”

The following councils will be building new homes, for more information on the schemes contact them directly. You can find their details at

  • Adur
  • Arun District Council
  • Basildon Borough Council
  • Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Breckland Council
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol City Council
  • Buckinghamshire Council
  • Burnley Borough Council
  • Bury
  • Cornwall Council
  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Derby City Council
  • Devon County Council
  • Dover County Council
  • East Suffolk District Council
  • Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Halton Borough Council
  • Isle of Wight Council
  • Kingston upon Hull City Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Lancaster City Council
  • Leicester City Council
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Bromley
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Newham
  • Maidstone Borough Council
  • Medway Council
  • Mid Devon District Council
  • Mole Valley District Council
  • New Forest District Council
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Council
  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Plymouth
  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Rushmoor Borough Council
  • Salford City Council
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Somerset Council
  • Southampton City Council
  • Stevenage Borough Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Swale Borough Council
  • Thanet District Council
  • Torbay
  • Trafford Council
  • Warwick District Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Waverly Borough Council
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Wigan Council
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Wyre Forest District Council
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Caroline Chell

Caroline has worked in financial communications for more than 10 years, writing content on subjects such as pensions, mortgages, loans and credit cards, as well as stockbroking and investment advice.

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