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Homes England launches digital tool to match developers with land

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  • 13/03/2019
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Homes England launches digital tool to match developers with land
Homes England has launched Land Hub, an interactive tool aimed at matching builders to plots of land which are ready for home-building, to help get properties completed more quickly.

 

Over the next 18 months, 148 sites are going to be made available via the online Land Hub with the potential for thousands of homes to be built.

Nearly 2,500 acres ready for development will be made available to developers, including small and medium-sized building companies, to purchase and begin work on.

The site will include details of the planning status, size and proposed use, such as residential, industrial or commercial, of each site.

The government suggested that getting the whole sector behind the latest innovations in development and building will be key to achieving its target of 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.

It noted that Homes England is supporting builders to do this through initiatives such as the Government’s £4.5bn Home Building Fund, which provides support to builders using modern methods of construction and new, innovative builders entering the market.

The launch of the Land Hub follows the news that Homes England has agreed a partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to develop land being released by the Ministry of Defence. This has the potential to deliver over 10,000 homes across seven brownfield sites.

Nick Walkley, chief executive of Homes England, said that this partnership provides an opportunity for Homes England to intervene in the housing market and push housing production forward.

He added: “By combining our skills and expertise with the DIO to progress brownfield sites no longer needed by the Ministry of Defence, we will speed up the process of providing much-needed homes.”

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