Devolution deal helps deliver housing funding for West Yorkshire

Combined Authority secures £67 million to support housing on brownfield land

Responding to today’s announcement on allocations from the Brownfield Land Fund alongside the Prime Minister's speech, Cllr Tim Swift, Deputy Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Calderdale Council, said: 

 

“The £67 million we have secured to help deliver thousands of homes on brownfield land shows how the West Yorkshire devolution deal we struck in March is already delivering for our communities. 

 

“Thanks to the devolution deal and our track record of delivery we did not have to bid for this funding. We have been allocated funding on the same basis as areas which already have elected mayors, ensuring we can put this money to work as quickly as possible to unlock development sites.  

 

“Creating well-connected neighbourhoods delivering urgently needed affordable homes is central to our drive to create an economy that works for all our communities.” 

 

The Government announcement can be found here.