£11m in extra brownfield grants awarded – list

Aaron Morby 2 years ago

Twenty-three derelict sites across the country can now be transformed for new homes after the award of £11m from the Government brownfield land release fund.

Plans for former landfill site along Hythe sea front
Plans for former landfill site along Hythe sea front

The second round of funding to 15 councils will be used to demolish derelict buildings and create new roads and infrastructure.

Today’s release follows a £58m tranche handed out last month to 53 local councils across the country.

Together the cash will release land for more than 6,800 homes by March 2024 and sustaining an estimated 21,000 construction jobs.

Projects allocated funding today include:

  • Stoke-on-Trent: A former refuse destruction site on Booth Street will be redeveloped with £700,000 of BLRF funding. This funding will release land for the development of 118 new homes, 90% of which will be affordable housing including social rent homes for older people.
  • Hythe: In Hythe, the District Council will receive £2m towards the site remediation costs of a former waste tip on this council-led development. The regeneration will deliver 150 new homes, a new leisure centre and improved public spaces and parkland.
  • Barrow: In Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow Borough Council will receive £1.5m to improve roads, infrastructure and utilities for the Marina Village development and key employment sites, close to the town centre. The funding will release land for 315 new homes.
  • Gloucester: A major redevelopment of a derelict former cattle market site at St Oswalds Park will be supported by the BLRF to deliver 180 new homes. The St Oswalds Park redevelopment is part of the regeneration work across the city supported by government, which includes the £20m investment from the Levelling Up Fund.
  • Chorley: In Chorley £1.1m will help bring forward the proposed re-development of a council-owned site on Bengal Street, demolishing existing buildings and addressing ground contamination to deliver a mixed use scheme incorporating residential, retail and leisure space.
Council Brownfield Land Release Fund 2nd round funding
Council Site Funding
Barrow Marina Village £1.5m
Blackpool Former Mountford Centre Site £54,360
Chorley Bengal Street Development £1.1m
Folkstone & Hythe District Development at Princes Parade, Hythe £2.0m
Gloucester St Oswald’s Park, Gloucester £2.2m
Harrogate Holmefield Road, Ripon £35,000
Harrogate Church Close, Sharow £30,000
Harrogate Pannal Green, Pannal £30,000
Pendle Bankhouse Road £200,000
Plymouth Broadland Green £100,000
Plymouth Bampfylde £55,000
Plymouth Register Office £250,000
Plymouth Elgin Crescent £90,000
Plymouth Windmill Car Park £105,000
Portsmouth Hertford Place £300,000
Portsmouth Hilsea Lodge £500,000
Portsmouth Maxstoke Close £230,000
Stoke-on-Trent Booth Street £700,000
Warrington Bewsey and Dallam Independent Living £350,000
Westminster Lisson Cottages £180,000
West Northamptonshire New Southbridge Road £470,000
Worcestershire Stourport County Buildings £400,000
Wiltshire Tilsbury Sports Centre £150,000


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