Newark and Sherwood to receive £284,000 from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' Brownfield Land Release Fund
More than £280,000 will be handed to Newark and Sherwood to build on underused and derelict land.
The funds from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), worth £57.8m nationally, hope to help regenerate local areas and get people onto the property ladder.
Newark and Sherwood District Council will use the £284,000 to transform unloved and disused sites into vibrant communities for people to live and work, with the demolition of unsightly derelict buildings and disused garages and carparks.
Almost £58m from the £75m Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) has been allocated to 53 councils, including the district council.
The DLUHC has said this will help protect the countryside and green spaces.
The funding could also support up to 17,000 jobs across the housing and construction sector and the wider economy.
Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove said: "We are levelling up and backing home ownership in every corner of the country, delivering new high-quality, affordable homes and creating thriving places where people want to live, work and visit.
"Making the most of previously developed land is a government priority and it will help protect our cherished countryside and green spaces.
"Today’s allocations include £5m for self and custom build projects. A further £20m from the BLRF has also been designated to help accelerate the self and custom build sector, with councils now able to bid for the remaining funding — giving local people the opportunity to build and design their own homes."
Boosting housing supply is central to the levelling up agenda.
The government said 244,000 homes were delivered last year, the highest number of new homes for more than 30 years. The government aims to build up to 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s to put home ownership within reach for more people across the country, making it a more mainstream, realistic and affordable option for people.
A further £6m is available to local councils in England through the One Public Estate programme, which aims to help local public services collaborate, redesign how services are located, and release land for housing.
Harrogate Borough Council — £50,000
West Oxfordshire District Council — £78,000
Hastings Borough Council — £142,000
Broxbourne Borough Council — £160,000
Plymouth City Council — £177,500
Wiltshire County UA — £178,333
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council — £195,000
Bristol City Council — £199,521
Fenland District Council — £200,000
Great Yarmouth Borough Council — £207,272
Nottingham City Council — £222,000
Eastleigh Borough Council — £260,000
Newark and Sherwood District Council — £284,000
Greenwich London Borough — £350,000
Lewisham London Borough — £385,519
Adur District Council — £407,000
Stroud District Council — £421,000
Leicester City Council — £443,400
Eastbourne Borough Council — £470,000
Oxford City Council — £479,440
Wokingham Borough Council — £494,000
North Devon District Council — £500,000
Rother District Council — £500,000
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough — £509,188
Essex County Council — £516,800
Peterborough City Council — £550,000
Staffordshire County Council — £581,800
Durham County UA — £626,066
Isles of Scilly Council — £664,250
Stevenage Borough Council — £750,000
Derby City Council — £825,000
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames — £849,522
Teignbridge District Council — £860,474
Isle of Wight Council — £949,765
Worcestershire County Council — £985,000
North Somerset Council — £1,075,000
Torbay Council — £1,090,000
Folkestone and Hythe District Council — £1,150,000
Camden London Borough — £1,566,277
Barnet London Borough — £1,780,000
South Tyneside Council — £1,850,000
Herefordshire Council — £2,000,000
Reading Borough Council — £2,000,000
South Gloucestershire Council — £2,020,000
Dorset Council UA — £2,103,255
Bracknell Forest Council — £2,340,266
Cornwall County UA — £2,450,000
Brighton and Hove City Council — £2,497,112
Portsmouth City Council — £2,563,000
City of York Council — £2,640,479
Waltham Forest London Borough — £3,372,320
Haringey London Borough — £3,886,214
Exeter City Council — £5,966,470