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.