Plans to build thousands of new homes in 10 towns and cities across the country have been unveiled by the Government.
The Treasury will pay £200million towards the cost of getting the “brownfield” sites ready for new homes, ministers said.
Brandon Lewis, the new Planning and Housing minister, said the cash would ensure that greenfield areas across England are protected from builders, because it would mean that developers’ resources were more focused on meeting a share of housing need in towns and cities.
The equivalent statement is that those greenfield sites are worth £200 million. Anyone actually believe that?