HCA surpasses disposals targets

Thu 5th March 2015, 11:53 am

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has announced that it has exceeded its targets for releasing surplus public land for new homes.

Between April 2011 and February 2015, sites were found for 18,307 homes, far exceeding the HCA’s intial target of 17,727 new homes.

In total, 119 sites have been disposed by the HCA; 40 in the north of England, 38 in the Midlands and 41 in the south.

HCA chief executive Andy Rose, said: "We have combined our strong relationships with local councils and developers with our experience of managing complex and varied sites, to make a significant contribution to the government’s ambitions for new homes and local growth. 

"However, there is more work to be done. Bringing land to the market is the start of the process and we will work with our partners, using our available funding and our local market knowledge to help maximise the number of new homes built in communities."

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