More homes on redundant government land in Wokingham Borough
- Mar 6, 2015
- Housing and development
Theresa May has welcomed new figures showing that efforts to get redundant and surplus public sector land brought back into use will help to deliver 2,000 new homes in Wokingham Borough. Across the country enough surplus public sector land has now been sold off to allow the building of over 100,000 new, good quality homes.
These are brownfield sites that were derelict and run-down, meaning that redeveloping these sites will improve the local area and create new jobs and opportunities in the construction industry.
This is just the beginning, with plans to release enough surplus and redundant land over the next five years to build a further 150,000 new homes. This is part of the Government’s long-term economic plan that is getting Britain building again, with more homes now being built than at any time since 2007.
Commenting, Theresa said: “Selling off surplus and redundant public sector land gives us the chance to build new homes on brownfield sites in the local area. This is a key part of the Government’s plan to increase home ownership by delivering more good quality, affordable homes. There is now an opportunity to build 2,000 new homes in Wokingham Borough and I urge the Council to work with local communities to develop these sites in an appropriate way, ensuring that we keep the character of this part of Berkshire.”