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Brownfield Land Fund

To help identify sustainable urban housing sites, we have established the Liverpool City Region Brownfield Land Register – on which we currently have around 800 sites across the City Region, which could accommodate in excess of 42,000 new homes.

Brownfield Land Fund

In July 2020, the Liverpool City Region was allocated £45m from the Government’s Brownfield Land Fund to deliver previously-developed, or brownfield, land suitable for at least 3,000 and preferably 4,000 homes.  The money will be used for site remediation and other measures required to make sites ready for development.

Since then, the Combined Authority has supported seven projects across the Liverpool City Region with more than £11m invested to deliver 886 homes.

The Combined Authority has now agreed its strategy for investing the remaining £34 million, which  will be divided among the following:

In planning terms, any land that has been previously developed is classed as brownfield.  In the Liverpool City Region, much of this land is derelict and formerly industrial so must be cleaned up before it can be redeveloped.

In total, 700 brownfield sites have been identified across the six local authorities of the Liverpool City Region. The updated brownfield register identifies 1,813 acres of brownfield sites which could provide space for more than 42,000 homes, if remediated.

The seven sites already supported through the Brownfield Land Fund are:

  • Moss Nook, St Helens
  • Buckley Hill, Sefton
  • Foundry Lane, Halton
  • Halton Court, Halton
  • Paddington Village, Liverpool
  • House of Fraser Building, Wirral
  • Denford Road, Liverpool

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:

 “For too many people across our region, the chance to own a home of their own remains out of reach. To tackle the housing crisis and help more people realise their home ownership ambitions, we need to take serious action to get more homes built across our region.

“When I was elected, I promised to prioritise brownfield sites for housebuilding and have been working hard to make that a reality. 

“Last year we spent £11m to help deliver almost 900 homes on brownfield sites. Today we’ve approved another £34m that should see help take the total to almost 4,000 new homes for people across our region.”

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