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Derelict Land

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 7993, tabled on 20 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage building on brownfield sites.

Answered on

7 September 2015

The Government will require local authorities to have a register of available brownfield land that is suitable for new homes. We also intend to create a Fund to unlock homes on brownfield land for additional housing. We will continue to support the regeneration of brownfield land through a range of measures, including £200 million to help create Housing Zones outside London and releasing enough public sector land for over 150,000 homes by 2020.