Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has awarded £900m to major sustainable housing and infrastructure projects.

The investment from the Getting Building Fund, announced in June, aims to deliver up to 45,000 homes, create 85,000 jobs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions across the country.

Mayfield Park in Greater Manchester will receive £23m for phase one of development. A further £14.88m has gone to the National Brownfield Land Institute to develop sustainable construction tools, with £12m to help build a new high-speed railway station in Thanet, Kent.

A further £360m has been confirmed to deliver 26,000 homes on brownfield land through the Mayoral Combined Authority areas. The government is inviting bids for the remaining £40m of the Brownfield Fund.

Jenrick said: “As we get Britain building we are also laying the foundations for a green economic recovery by investing in vital infrastructure for local communities, creating jobs and building environmentally-friendly homes with a huge £1.3bn investment announced today.”