HCA to bring more land to market
Wed 7th May 2014, 5:27 pm
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has added more surplus sites to its portfolio, which are to be disposed through its development panel.
The agency has acquired six sites (totalling over 26ha) from NHS Trusts. Another six sites were transferred by NHS Property Services to the HCA.
HCA’s head of land, Claire O'Shaughnessy, said: "The HCA is increasing the amount of public land coming forward for development, speeding up existing development and re-starting stalled schemes.
"Our expanding public land role builds on our strengths of bringing sites to market for development and our local market knowledge. We are adding more sites to our delivery pipeline, such as the recent acquisitions from NHS trusts, and piloting a new transfer model as part of our new role.
"In the coming months, we will refine our disposal processes, reflecting feedback from the sector and building on the successes of initiatives such as our fast-track procurement processand deferred receipts."
In 2013/14, the HCA released enough land to accommodate 5,944 new homes.