Greater Manchester has announced ambitious plans to build 30,000 net-zero homes over the next 16 years through a partnership with the government’s housing accelerator Homes England.
The homes are part of a broader social, environmental, and economic vision for the area which covers Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said: “Right now we have to be creating homes and infrastructure that are fit for a better future, and our ambition is to deliver 30,000 good quality, truly affordable net zero carbon homes by 2038.
“This means unlocking brownfield land for regeneration and ensuring that development supports sustainable growth throughout the city-region.”
Homes England is also piloting a partnership with the Association of South Essex Local Authorities, ASELA, covering Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.
The partnership aims to transform housing and regeneration in the area where Homes England said there was a need for strategic and tactical interventions to increase delivery rates.
ASELA chair Cllr Chris Hossack and Leader of Brentwood borough council, said: “It will support our vision for south Essex as a place where communities can thrive and where new homes come hand in hand with new jobs and regeneration of our town centres and high streets.”
Homes England chief executive Peter Denton said: “This new model of partnership is our way of responding to the most ambitious places where there is a significant opportunity and a need to partner more closely.”