Mayor calls for £200m brownfield cleanup scheme

Liverpool has enough brownfield land available to build 42,000 homes, according to the city’s mayor, but lacks the funds to prepare them for development.

On Saturday, Steve Rotheram, metro mayor of the Liverpool city region, called on the government to provide £200m funding to clean up brownfield sites and make them ready for development.

Rotherham made the comments as the combined authority prepares to consider a new statement, setting out its vision for housing across the city region.

He said everybody “should have the right to a safe and comfortable place to call home”, but that a national housing crisis meant “this is out of reach for too many people in our city region”.

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