Published: 15th Feb 2019

The government has given the green light to plans to build 10,000 new homes on public sector land. The new homes will be built as part of the next phase of the One Public Estate programme, which aims to free-up land owned by councils and other public sector organisations. The programme is a joint initiative between the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Local Government Association.  The latest round of the programme will see money and support given to more than 100 local public-sector partnerships across England, to bring forward proposals for a range of new projects on public-sector sites. These include: £680,000 for projects in Waltham Forest, including proposals to bring forward the redevelopment of the 100-year-old Whipps Cross Hospital and sites in public and private ownership for housing development in the Forest Road Corridor. £505,000 for projects in Devon and Torbay, including … (To read the full article, subscribe below)