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 Delivery of Housing on Disused Government Sites
October 2011

The Housing Minister Grant Shapps has recently confimed that Government plans to release disuse public land for housing development are moving forward.  Strategies have been put in place by the departments of Defence, Transport, Health and Environment and Rural Affairs setting out how their formerly used land can be used to deliver over 50,000 new houses. This is in addition to the 11,000 or so which is estimated could be delivered from land owned by the Homes and Communities Agency.   Members of the public will be able to request the sale of public land and buildings by completing a form, which must then be considered by the relevant department.  The new regime will also apply to land owned by Local Councils. 

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy