The West Midlands has asked for more than £500 million to build thousands of new homes in the region.
Local councils worked with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to prepare the bid. If it gets approved, the money will come from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, which will distribute £2.4 billion across the country.
Planned new housing schemes include:
More than 5,000 homes in Greater Icknield - near Birmingham City Centre - and Smethwick
Nearly 4,000 homes in east Birmingham and North Solihull. The new HS2 high speed rail station in east Birmingham will be used to regenerate this area.
More than 4,500 homes over the next five years in new “Garden Villages” across the Black Country.
More than 1,000 new homes and a large commercial development in a 40 hectare site in Perry Barr, Birmingham.
Langley Sustainable Urban Extension, a controversial plan to build 6,000 new homes on green belt in Sutton Coldfield which has sparked local protests
Up to 6,000 new homes near junctions around the inner Coventry ring road, close to the city centre.
Mr Street, who will be attending the Conservative conference in Manchester, said the bid showed the entire region working in harmony.
It has been endorsed by the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is chaired by Mr Street and includes Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Walsall, Sandwell, Coventry and Wolverhampton councils.
He said: “We are getting our act together on how we meet our housing targets.
“The application has just gone in to government.
“So we have a real sense of unity.”