Highways England has approved funding for three road schemes to unlock development of up to 10,000 homes.
The three roads schemes costing £45.5m will unlock housing developments in Leicestershire and Hampshire.
Highways England is contributing £20m from its £100m Growth and Housing Fund with developers and other public funding making up the balance.
Three funded schemes:
Anstey Lane (A46 / A560) delivering up to 2,378 homes – £5m Growth and Housing Fund, £2.8m private developers. Promoter Leicestershire County Council.
M1 junction 23 delivering up to 4,000 homes – £5m Growth and Housing Fund, £10m private funding / £3.2m local growth fund. Promoter Leicestershire County Council.
M27 junction 9 Whiteley Way, up to 3,500 homes – £9.9m Growth and Housing Fund, £3m Highways England Congestion Relief Fund. Promoter Hampshire County Council.
Highways England’s Growth and Housing Fund has so far made contributions of over £60m to 16 improvements to unlock over 30,000 new homes around Swindon, Exeter, Weston Super Mare, Darlington, Scunthorpe, Grantham, Warrington, Honiton, Derby, Foxdenton (Oldham), Taunton, Durham, Daventry, Leicester and Southampton.