CLA: Building homes on greenfield sites 'inevitable'

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Local Government

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has backed Planning Minister Nick Boles’ view that converting empty properties and developing brownfield sites will not be enough to cure the national housing shortage. The CLA said it is "inevitable" that some greenfield sites will be needed to build 270,000 new homes each year. CLA President Harry Cotterell said: "Government statistics suggest there are more than 250,000 long-term empty properties in England. However, research by the National H...

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