Published: 9th Mar 2021

A regional taskforce dedicated to unlocking publicly owned land for housing and regeneration has been launched by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).  The taskforce brings together leading property experts across the public and private sectors to explore how public land could be used to provide greater benefit to local communities and the wider region. It will support wider collaboration and best practice in the development and disposal of public land in the West Midlands. The total amount of land in the West Midlands in public ownership amounts to more than 5,500 hectares. This represents a major opportunity to realise the economic value of these assets and ensure local communities and businesses directly benefit from their disposal and development.  The taskforce is being chaired by Stephen Barter, chairman of Wilton Capital Advisers. He has more than 40 years of real estate experience as an investor, developer and adviser. Among other … (To read the full article, subscribe below)