Housing minister, Esther McVey has announced the North of England is to receive an investment of £30m to advance the construction of greener housing.
The £30m investment is set to be directed to Yorkshire, which forms part of the “construction corridor”. The funds are being allocated from the Home Building Fund are made to “boost businesses in the region.”
The investment is part of the government strategy to make North of England “the world-leader in the creation of modern, green homes”
It is said that the zero carbon homes industry could represent around £40b a year as well as creating £80,000 new jobs.
McVey said: “It’s vital we invest in new technology to get Britain building. Homes built using modern methods can be of higher quality, greener and built to last
“The North of England has the potential to lead the world in the modern methods of construction that are transforming home building.”