Brownfield register to be introduced by select councils

Forward thinking councils in the UK will help the government bring forward brownfield land to be used for new homes, through the use of a register, writes Richard Carr.

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Will brownfield registers help kick start house building?

73 pioneering councils will take on the challenge as the government bids to get the country building again. The new brownfield registers will provide house builders with current and publicly available information on local brownfield sites which are available for housing.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has promised that the registers will help house building firms identify suitable derelict and underused land, which will speed up the construction of new homes. The new registers will also allow for communities to bring sites to the attention of councils and help attract investment to the area.

The government has pledged one million more new homes and to also achieve planning permission on 90% of suitable brownfield sites for housing.

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