Two schemes which could bring more than 800 homes to Wirral are set to be given a massive boost.

One project for more than 400 homes at Wirral Waters on the former Birkenhead docklands and another for more than 300 homes in the Woodside area of the town are set to be given a total of £10.41m to drive the developments forward.

The plans are part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s (LCR) £45m Brownfield Land Fund to support house building.

This Friday, the authority is set to approve the use of the remaining £36m from the fund to support a total of 14 developments across the city region, which includes Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Halton, as well as Wirral.

The £10.4m set to be given to Wirral projects will go towards making the sites ready for development, as remediation work needs to be done before building can begin.

One half of Wirral’s money will go towards the Scotts Quay development at Wirral Waters.

The overall Wirral Waters project is led by Peel L&P and could see as many as 13,000 homes built over the next 25 years, with the Scotts Quay scheme set to deliver 482 homes.

The other Wirral project is for the Land Registry Building, at Rosebrae Court in the Woodside area of Birkenhead.

This is a scheme for 335 homes, which the LCR has provided £5.21m in funding support to.

The project is set to be led by Wirral Council. Commenting on the money being made available, Alan Evans, the council’s director for regeneration, said: “The funding is linked to the successful Levelling Up Fund bid at Woodside.

“The £19.6m from the government’s Levelling Up Fund announced recently is being used to transform the waterfront at Woodside, supporting projects aimed at creating a thriving visitor destination and making significant improvements to transport infrastructure and this LCR funding will help achieve the council’s wider regeneration ambitions for the waterfront area.”

On the Brownfield Land Fund overall, Steve Rotheram, mayor of the LCR, said: “For too many people across our region, the chance to own a home of their own remains out of reach.

“To tackle the housing crisis and help more people realise their home ownership ambitions, we need to take serious action to get more homes built across our region.

“When I was elected, I promised to prioritise brownfield sites for house building and have been working hard to make that a reality.

“Last year we spent £11m to help deliver almost 900 homes on brownfield sites. We are now looking at another £36m that should take the total to almost 4,000 new homes for people across our region.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, LCR portfolio holder for housing and spatial framework, said: “We have ambitious plans to ensure that we tackle the housing shortage and deliver a great choice of high-quality homes, right across the city region.

“Building on brownfield sites will be vital to that process – after all there are around 800 of them with enough space to build 42,000 homes.

“The developments put forward in this proposal to the [LCR} are a really good mix of schemes offering a wide range of different housing types. We need to ensure that, across our city region, we are building homes to suit everybody.”