Government puts £36m into sites for starter homes

The government has launched a £26m fund to support the development of homes for first-time buyers, and is making up to £10m available to local authorities to help them prepare brownfield sites for building.

The £26m fund will be used to identify and purchase sites and prepare them, with most sites being underused brownfield land, currently not allocated for housing.

The £10m grant funding will help councils carry out preparation, clearance and infrastructure work to make sites viable for starter homes.

Communities secretary Greg Clark said: “This competitive fund will build homes that will clearly show the wide range of new properties that will be available for first-time buyers as they take their first step on the housing ladder.”

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