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Government Departments: Land

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 13197, tabled on 23 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of development land with planning consent is controlled by central government departments.

Answered on

2 November 2015

Whilst the Government does not hold this information centrally, it is committed to releasing surplus public sector land and property to deliver savings, and support economic growth, in particular housing. We are working with Departments to review and accelerate release of sites with capacity for up to 150,000 homes by 2020. We have also set up the Government Property Finder website which allows members of the public to map and search the Government Estate, including land and buildings for sale and rent.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government