Brownfield funding member news  

On 9th October, the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) announced £60 million of funding to support the construction of 6,000 new homes through the second phase of the £180m Brownfield Release Fund.  

The £60 million made available will support around 100 regeneration schemes, with the North of England being allocated approximately £23 million. Local authorities in the North West will receive over £15 million, while there will be £5.2 million for the North East and £2.4 million for authorities in Yorkshire & Humber.  

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council will receive approximately £3.2 million, the largest single allocation in the North, and the third largest of all authorities who received funds.   

Money from the Brownfield Release Fund can be used to bring brownfield land, including derelict car parks, industrial sites and town centre buildings, back into productive use and ready for new housebuilding schemes.  

A full breakdown of how the £23 million awarded to Northern local authorities will be allocated can be found in the table below:  

Area   Funding allocation   
North West   £15,460,984 
Burnley Borough Council   £416,312 
Bury   £1,731,015 
Lancaster Council   £1,439,016 
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council   £3,151,226 
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council   £425,951 
Salford City Council   £3,000,000 
Trafford City Council   £1,930,000 
Wigan Council   £1,042,464 
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council   £2,325,000 
North East   £5,216,116 
Darlington Borough Council   £262,450 
Newcastle upon Tyne City Council   £1,819,123 
Sunderland City Council   £3,134,543 
Yorkshire and Humber   £2,375,790 
Kingston upon Hull City Council   £980,000 
Kirklees Council   £210,100 
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council   £431,746 
Sheffield City Council   £753,944 
Total   £23,052,890