The latest Land Development and Disposal plan from has today been published by Homes England, the government’s national housing agency. This will detail the nationwide portfolio of sites which it aims to market for development, documenting how it intends to bring to market more than 1,250 hectares of development opportunities over the next 12 months.
For the first time this will include an interactive map is available alongside the Development and Disposal plan allowing users to identify sites geographically and to view site-level details, including red-line plans, online.
Homes England will provide improved technical packs and site information to support these plans as well as a standard Building Lease to ensure a consistent approach across the country. These will incorporate clear approaches to the pace of build-out, Modern Methods of Construction, design and quality of place and tenure mix.
Commenting on the publication of the plans, Stephen Kinsella, Executive Director – Land at Homes England, said:
“As part of Homes England’s expanded remit, we will be much more active in the land market, using our increased resources to ramp up the acquisition of land opportunities and developing new ways to partner other government departments to bring forward more sites more quickly. We are ambitious about our disposals for the year ahead so we’re really keen to talk to developers about the opportunities in our latest plan.”
The agency also states that sites listed in the plan will be disposed of on a competitive basis through its Delivery Partner Panel, through a private treaty sale, auction or bespoke OJEU process.