West Yorkshire Combined Authority calls for applications from Brownfield housing developers
Brownfield sites that would usually require too much work to be financially viable could access help, with the Combined Authority now inviting suitable applications from developers who would benefit from support and financial help.
In July 2020, as a result of the devolution deal, West Yorkshire Combined Authority secured £67 million funding from the government’s Brownfield Housing Fund. The programme will help to build 4500 to 6000 new homes across West Yorkshire over the next four years, delivering much-needed housing and boosting the region’s economy.
As part of the programme, brownfield sites that would usually require too much work to be financially viable could access help, with the Combined Authority now inviting suitable applications from developers who would benefit from support and financial help.
The authority is especially keen to hear from developers whose schemes can introduce measures to reduce carbon emissions. Allocations will also be prioritised to schemes which are in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, as well as schemes that support the creation of affordable homes.
Visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/projects/brownfield-housing-fund or search ‘Brownfield Housing Fund’ on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website, for more details on the scheme and information on how to apply.
Cllr Tim Swift, Deputy Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Calderdale council said: “Securing funding from the Brownfield Housing Fund is a real boost for housing in West Yorkshire, as it will see a range of sites developed that would otherwise remain stalled or un-utilised. There is a wealth of brownfield land across West Yorkshire that is ripe for development and we want to hear from anyone who thinks they may have sites that could benefit from our help and support.
“Unlocking development sites and creating well-connected neighbourhoods that deliver much-needed affordable housing, is central to our aim to create a strong and growing economy that works for all our communities.”