Pub­lic land used for hous­ing

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.”

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