A new report reveals where government-owned land is being made available to developers across England. It reveals over 477 hectares of public land is currently earmarked for housing with some local authorities set to see as many as 3,000 new homes.

  • Homes England has either sold, placed on the market, or plans to place on the market 1,181 acres of public land for the purposes of residential development soon.
  • Although Homes England hasn’t estimated the number of homes to be built on all plots, they have a total of 10,836 homes.
  • It is estimated that these will provide homing for 26,006 residents and could bring as many as 13,436 additional cars to regions across England.
  • Local authorities including South Cambridgeshire, Welwyn Hatfield, Breckland, Mid Sussex, and Doncaster account for 62% of the land being made available to developers.
  • Local authorities including Preston, Central Bedfordshire, Isle of Wight, Basingstoke and Deane, and Gosport only account for 0.22% of the land being made available to developers.
  • There is currently no public land earmarked in local authorities such as Southend-on-Sea, Rochdale, Basildon, Liverpool, and Northumberland.
  • 49% of the land is in East England, where the average house price is 5% below the national average and a typical monthly mortgage payment would be £1,206.

You can read the full report here.