HOUSING projects in Bradford could benefit from part of a new multi-million-pound fund.

Plans to invest £3.2 million to help fast-track housing projects are expected to be approved by members of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority tomorrow.

It is hoped the funding will speed-up the delivery of up to 2,405 new, sustainable and high-quality homes in the region, which includes projects in Bradford City Village.

Other areas set to benefit include Brighouse, Leeds City Centre, Dewsbury Riverside and Castleford Housing Zone.

The total of 2,405 new houses includes 481 affordable homes.

This new potential new pot of money – known as the Housing Revenue Accelerator Fund – will support the region’s five local authorities to deliver the staffing and preparatory site work needed to speed up housing proposals.

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire said: “We want everyone in West Yorkshire to have a safe and secure place to call home.

“We’re using our devolved funding to build the high quality, sustainable and truly affordable homes that West Yorkshire needs.

“This will support our crucial work by laying the foundations for housing projects across the region.”

The scheme also aims to support higher energy efficiency standards — boosting the number of sustainable homes in the region and helping households save money on their energy bills.