234 new homes will be built on a brownfield site on Fountain Lane in Oldbury, 49% of which will be made available for affordable tenures.
The proposals would make it easier for communities to challenge councils in England to release public land for redevelopment.
The measures aim to encourage England’s 20 largest cities and urban centres to build new homes using vacant buildings and underused land.
Homes England and Network Rail will now oversee infrastructure works at the 2,500-home development site including work on a new public park.
England already has enough brownfield land to accommodate 1.3 million new homes, the CPRE’s annual brownfield report has found.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council has purchased the site of the former Holes Bay power station with a view to building 830 new homes.
Northern city regions have been directly allocated £276m of funding from the £400m Brownfield Housing Fund, analysis by the NHC found.