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Derelict Land: Public Sector

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 907511, tabled on 22 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time, cost and complexity of processes to bring redundant publicly owned land back into use.

Answered on

28 November 2016

This Government has a target to release land with capacity for 160,000 homes by 2020 and is encouraging local authorities to do the same.

The Government has recently announced £1.7 billion of investment for an Accelerated Construction programme that will enable us to get started on up to 15,000 homes by the end of this Parliament.

Planning reforms, including Permission in Principle and Brownfield Registers, will deliver a more efficient planning system.

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