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Selling Public Land is Making The Housing Crisis Worse

  • Only 20% of new homes to be built on recently sold public land will be classified as ‘affordable’, according to fresh research

  • At the current rate, the government’s new homes target on sold-off public land will not be met until 2032, 12 years later than promised

  • The public land sell-off should be halted in next week’s Budget. This would free up land for communities themselves to help deliver high-quality, affordable homes

Fresh analysis of recently published government statistics reveal that only one in five of the new homes to be built on public land sold off in the last six months will be classified as ‘affordable’. Even this figure is optimistic as it uses the government’s own widely criticised definition of affordability. As little as 7% of new homes are likely to be social housing, and in some cases developments comprise solely of luxury properties. Continue reading Selling Public Land is Making The Housing Crisis Worse