Land database launched by GLA
Wed 6th March 2013, 4:02 pm
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a database listing all GLA-owned land assets in London.
The GLA obtained over 600ha as a result of the April 2012 Localism Act, which saw assets transferred from the London Development Agency, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and the Homes and Communities Agency to the GLA.
Since May 2012, the mayor has released over 100ha of land worth over £1 billion, a spokesman said.
Johnson has expressed commitment to bringing more public land forward, and to create a housing procurement panel to help public sector landowners fast-track the release of land and avoid lengthy and expensive procurement processes.
He said: "London is facing unprecedented demand for housing and public land is one of the most important tools we have in our battle to build more homes."
"However these sites are useless unless we unlock their massive potential."
"I want developers to trawl through this new database and bombard us with great ideas on how they can transform these unused pockets of land into exciting new places to live."
Visit the asset database