ANDY Burnham's office has published figures earmarking brownfield sites suitable for 175,000 homes.

Figures from the 10 Greater Manchester authorities show land considered suitable for building 175,000 homes — a mix of brownfield and other sites which will become available by 2035.

The collated sites were published yesterday by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority which is using them to inform the rewrite of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

It is estimated 200,000 homes are needed in the region and the public is being asked to contribute further suitable sites.

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, said: “We’ve published this data so everyone can see the land we’ve identified for potential development.

“We’re now asking local people, community groups and others to take a look at these sites and let us know if there are any we have missed, or if there are other sites they think we should consider.

“We’re doing everything we can to increase the land available for development within our existing towns and neighbourhoods, while minimising the impact on our green spaces, and it’s important that local people are involved in this process.

“Together with other regional mayors, I have also written to the Government, urging them to invest in infrastructure, regeneration and brownfield sites which have been unused for years. With this support we could increase the supply and quality of homes, and jobs for the benefits of our citizens. The recent £69m funding from Government through the Housing Investment Fund is a step in the right direction, and we are hoping to conclude our housing deal with then very soon, which will help us prioritise and improve the viability of brownfield development.”

To view the data collected and more visit online. Those wishing to contribute sites they believe are suitable for building should email and any new sites will be assessed for their development potential.