Reacting to the recent news that ministers have vowed not to transfer forests to housing bodies, Richard Carr believes that the focus should be on redeveloping brownfield sites to help stimulate the housing market.
Utilise unoccupied Brownfield sites
Richard Carr began working in property back in the early 1980s as the CEO of his own property company. He now operates as a Commercial and Residential Development Consultant for Jacob Carr Homes Ltd. His expertise lie in achieving planning permission for his employer and high net-worth clients.
Richard has previously commented on a similar issue to the one that has arisen regarding the transfer of forests, when he wrote about the use of ‘Green Belt’ land to help ease the country’s housing crisis.
He believes the solution is the same. The focus should be on redeveloping unused brown field sites into commercial and residential spaces.
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The issue of using forest land for housing first arose in 2011 when controversial plans to sell 258,000 hectares of state-owned woodland in England were abandoned by the government in 2011.