Government Departments: Land

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many houses have been built on land formerly part of the government estate since 2010; and what proportion of those houses are classed as affordable housing.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

New performance data on both the 2011-15 and 2015-20 Public Land for Housing programmes was published on Thursday 6 February 2020. It showed that over 51,000 homes have been delivered on public sector land sites released through both programmes. We do not hold data on what proportion of those homes built are affordable, however, the Department records the number of affordable homes that are planned. Full details are provided in the performance data release which can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-land-for-housing-programme-2015-to-2020-data-release-february-2020 . Once a site has been sold by a department, the allocation of affordable housing is agreed between local authorities and developers on a site by site basis.

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