Self-Build Homes Boost Set to Follow Funding Award for Brownfield Land Transformation

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Dover District Council is welcoming news that it has been awarded over £100k, to transform Council-owned brownfield land into plots suitable for people to build their own homes, as part of a government initiative to help drive new growth.

The Council has been successful in its application to the Brownfield Land Release Fund, delivered through the One Public Estate programme. DDC has been awarded £100,535 to support a project to develop serviced self-build plots in the district. 

DDC is now working on plans for releasing land for three self-build plots on areas of previously developed Council-owned land. The details of the sites are to be confirmed.

The sale of the land will be prioritised for those on the DDC self-build register and those with a local connection to the district.

Cllr Derek Murphy, DDC Cabinet Member for Housing said: “We very much welcome this funding from Government, and are excited to get involved with delivering serviced ‘shovel-ready’ self-build plots. We look forward to keeping communities updated as the project progresses.”   

For the latest information, or to get involved with self/custom build projects in the area, including news on regular events held by DDC, please see our Community-led housing pages, or follow the ‘community housing and self-build’ topic on DDC’s Keep Me Posted email alert service.

For more details on the Brownfield Land Release Fund, please see the GOV.UK site.  

Notes to editors

The One Public Estate programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in the Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. It provides practical and technical support and funding for public sector partners to deliver ambitious property-led programmes in collaboration.

Posted on 24 November 2022

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