TWO housing zones will be created in Yorkshire in an effort to accelerate the building of thousands of homes, it was announced in the Budget.
One of the zones will cover an area around the Aire River in West Yorkshire which it is estimated could accommodate 4,500 homes.
A second zone has been earmarked for the York Central site, considered one of the most significant development sites in the region.
This piece of land in the heart of the city could become the site of 1,100 new homes.
Housing zones are a Government initiative to get more homes built on brownfield land.
The Government provides funding to help remove the obstacles to developing brownfield land such as clean up costs or access.