Friday, 4 November 2016

'Slow Start' For Homes On Public Land Plan

The government has made a "slow start" towards its promise to release enough of its surplus land to build 160,000 new homes by 2020, MPs say. The Public Accounts Committee said progress had been made but warned that many sites earmarked were still in use. After a year of the programme, the government had disposed of 5% of the required land, it said. The government said it had "acted quickly to free up public land", enabling 100,000 homes since 2010. In its report, the Public Accounts Committee said the government had improved on a previous scheme by monitoring the number of homes built as a result of the land sales and setting out each department's responsibilities. Read more on the BBC website.

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