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Newark and Sherwood to receive £284,000 from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' Brownfield Land Release Fund



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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.

Construction.
Construction.

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



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