Leader of Hull City Council, Mike Ross.

Devolution: What £4.6m for brownfield sites would mean for housing in Hull

Devolution would provide up to £4.6m over the next two years to pave the way for new homes where local people need them, with the possibility of more to follow.

This is for the 2024/25 financial year and would help to provide essential funds for new homes within Hull.

Brownfield land – land that has previously been developed – plays a key role in meeting the need for new housing in the city.

Hull City Council’s ambition is to ensure the city has enough homes for people in the locations in which they want to live.

Hull has seen a rise in demand for city centre living and this funding would help to provide that, as well as giving new powers to drive regeneration and building more affordable homes.

Building on brownfield land can take advantage of existing services and facilities, is often close to places of work and also helps to ensure that valued areas of open space in and around the city can be safeguarded.

Cllr Mike Ross, leader of Hull City Council, said: “Local people tell me that new homes in the city is a priority for them and this devolution deal delivers on this major issue.

“Many of the development sites in Hull are on brownfield land and funding from this new devolution deal would help to bring new homes built more quickly.

“The council’s planning work ensures that high-quality development meets the needs of the surge in demand for city centre living.

“East Bank Urban Village, a project already underway, is a proven example of the council’s commitment to this.

“The scheme will provide hundreds of new homes and offer much more for the city on a long-term brownfield site.

“Crucially, the funding we would receive from this deal will enable us to progress with more projects like this.

“It is vitally important that people in Hull have their say on this proposed deal, knowing what is on offer to the city.”

You can have your say on the devolution proposals here.

Cllrs Ross and Handley with the Business Engagement Board
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