Housing and Regeneration

Connecting neighbourhoods with sustainable and affordable homes, in places where people want to live.


Well-connected neighbourhoods with sustainable and affordable homes, in places where people want to live.

What success will look like

Enabling housing growth and supporting our places to maximise their potential through effective place making that will leverage private sector investment. This approach recognises that people are not bound by geographies when choosing where they want to live incorporating other factors such as transport, access to jobs, education and community into the places where we live.

Supporting priority projects delivered in our Spatial Priority Areas including our Strategic Place Partnership focus areas, urban centres and growth zones across West Yorkshire which meet the needs of our communities.

An increase in small and medium sized construction businesses bringing forward sites in urban centres and residential areas.

Building on our well-established strategic relationships with Homes England, Housing Associations and private developers generating greater investment in housing to deliver well designed homes and neighbourhoods, a diverse tenure including affordable homes and boosting the take-up of modern methods of construction.


  • An established Strategic Place Partnership with Homes England, identifying our priority areas for housing-led growth and regeneration
  • A well-established network of housing associations that are proactively delivering truly affordable homes
  • Unique town and city centres with strong industrial heritage
  • Great culture and countryside with a high quality of life offer
  • Planning permissions in place to deliver 60,000 homes across West Yorkshire, including over 38,000 on brownfield land
  • Significant transport investment planned for the region that will unlock housing growth


  • Development is not evenly spread across the region as lower value areas are less attractive for developers meaning building rates in some parts of the region do not meet demand
  • Complex delivery issues associated with brownfield land to remediate sites and a legacy of poor quality infrastructure
  • Affordable housing needs are increasing with rising levels of homelessness and in work poverty
  • Housing development often has car dependency built in, through its location, density or design
  • A high proportion of older homes, particularly pre-1919 that are often poor quality, poorly insulated and expensive to refurbish and keep warm