Housing Minister Yvette Cooper has confirmed up to 100,000 new homes will be built in areas considered “new growth points”.
The proposals are designed to enable more first time buyers onto the property ladder.
Cooper says: “If we don’t build more homes less than a third of today’s ten-year-olds will be able to afford a place of their own in twenty years’ time. Helping our towns and cities that want to grow can make substantial difference in delivering the new homes we need.
“This gives local areas the chance to provide more jobs and homes with higher design and environmental standards too.”