Public land used for housing
THE Government’s decision to release surplus public sector land for housing has been welcomed by the Home Builders Federation.
Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman of the HBF, says; “Releasing surplus public land for much-needed homes is something HBF has long been pushing hard for, and so this announcement is a welcome step.
“Alongside the lack of mortgage availability, a lack of viable, developable land with planning permission has been the most significant long-term constraint on housing supply.
“It is vital to recognise though that the success of this very positive initiative and building more housing generally, also depends on the creation of a progrowth planning system.”