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Housing zones ‘to provide thousands of homes on brownfield land'

Posted: 27th April 2016   In: Residential Conveyancing

The government has announced funding for a series of housing zones that will provide thousands of new homes across the country.

More than £6m is being made available to enable local councils to establish partnerships with private developers and speed up the development of brownfield sites. It’s hoped the project will help to deliver up to 45,000 new homes by 2020.

The funding comes on top of a £1.2 billion Starter Home Fund, which is already in place.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “Housing Zones offer enormous potential to use brownfield land for new homes. This funding will play an important part in getting work underway which will lead to new homes and more security for aspiring homeowners.”

Meanwhile, the government is pressing ahead with the Housing and Planning Bill, which is designed to ease the current housing shortage.

Measures include:

Please contact Gary Baber or Gurjit Dhadar if you would like advice about the legal aspects of buying or selling a home.

Posted by: Gary Baber
Residential Conveyancing
Berkhamsted Office