Housing – collection

Housing Zones: guidance and shortlist

This document collection was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government has announced plans to create 30 Housing Zones on brownfield sites across the country to increase housing supply.

The Housing Zones programme offers the chance to unlock brownfield land that has the potential to provide viable housing schemes. This is through a combination of:

  • long term investment funding
  • planning simplification (eg local development orders)
  • local authority leadership
  • dedicated brokerage support from central government and the Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS) planning support.

Central government is making available £200 million of recoverable investment funding for Housing Zones in England outside of London.


This prospectus sets out more detail of the funding and bidding process to create housing zones outside of London.

  1. Housing zones: prospectus

    • Guidance

Bidding documents

These are the templates you must fill in and submit as part of your housing zones bid

  1. Housing zones: bidding documents

    • Guidance

Shortlisted bidders

  1. Areas shortlisted to become England's first housing zones

    • Press release