Public Sector: Land

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the amount of public land released for development in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of producing a register of all public land available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a timetable of the public land that will be made available for development in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

We recently launched the Government Property Finder which allows anyone to search and map data for Government property.

The Government's ambition is to release land with capacity for 100,000 homes by the end of March 2015. We are on track to deliver, if not exceed this, having so far released land for over 89,000 homes. Of this, land for over 25,000 homes was released between September 2013 and September 2014.

Following the Strategic Land and Property Review, Government announced at Budget 2014 that there was scope to release at least £5bn land and property between 2015 – 2020.

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