Land Development and Disposal Plan
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) publishes a quarterly Land Development and Disposal Plan listing sites that are likely to become available for sale in the following year. This is part of the government's strategy to help to meet the housing need and boost local economic growth by releasing its own land for house building, and working with other public bodies to dispose of theirs.
The Plan sets out the landholdings that the HCA expects to bring forward for development or disposal. It includes sites identified as being of importance locally or nationally, and sites that have potential for development, predominantly for housing, but also for some commercial use.
It provides an indicative timetable for the marketing of sites with the capacity for over 5,000 homes, over 20% of which already have outline or detailed planning consent. This establishes a regular pipeline of disposals to help house builders and other local partners plan ahead. It takes account of site preparation works and producing the technical information required by purchasers. In some cases it also reflects the timetable for obtaining planning consent.
The Home Builders Federation (HBF) said “The HCA’s role in disposing of public land is critical... and the creation of a more commercial environment with greater clarity will encourage more companies to bid for sites. The new processes should not only help to accelerate the delivery of much-needed housing but also allow more small house builders to compete for sites and build more new homes.”
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