Hole in one for housebuilding?

As the country’s housing crisis continues to grow so do the number of resolutions on how to fix it. The latest, is one of the stranger ones that property developer Richard Carr has come across, which is to build on green belt golf courses to meet the demand.

Meeting London’s demand

Uk Green Belt Land - Richard Carr

Is building on green belt land a viable option?

The claims have been made in a report published by free market think-tank the Adam Smith Institute who stated that allowing homes to be built on green belt golf courses could meet half of London’s demand for housing.

A Garden of Ones’ Own published by the Institute said that large amounts of green belt was land was dedicated to golf across London and the Home Counties.

Furthermore, it claimed that 1 million homes are needed within the metropolitan green belt. It believes that a density of 50 unites per hectare, meaning 20,000 hectares of land would be needed to meet the current void.

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