Brownfield sites enough for 1M homes

Local authorities have discovered enough brownfield land for the construction of over one million new homes. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) in combination with local planning authorities identified 17,656 areas that could provide space for a minimum of 1,052,124 homes.

The majority of the brownfield land sits within urban areas, especially around London, the North West and the South East which have established infrastructure networks and a higher demand for housing.

The campaign group argues these sites could help meet the next three years of Government housing targets and will ease the pressure on councils to develop greenfield areas. Read more here

To learn more about the future of local government housing please attend the Public Sector Show on 26 June 2018.