Pickles: Sitematch could help create thousands of homes
by James Renoux-Wood Fri 15th November 2013, 10:43 am
Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government, has said 3Fox International's Sitematch UK event has the potential to create thousands of homes on surplus public land.
The event, which takes place at HM Treasury in Whitehall on 22 November, will be attended by developers and investors from around the UK, who will take part in a series of “speed-dating” style meetings with government departments to find out about opportunities for development.
Pickles has recorded his address to Sitematch delegates, which will be shown on the day.
He said: "We have identified plenty of underused public sector sites in need of developers willing and able to build the homes this country urgently needs.
"This event is a great way to get everyone together in one room and do some match making that will bring enormous benefits to families and communities around the country.
"Sitematch could potentially help us create thousands of homes on surplus public sector land to help ensure we make the very best use of land that has already been developed."
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