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Homes England details 12-month development plans

Homes England has set out plans that aim to bring forward more than 1,250 hectares of development opportunities across 221 sites over the next 12 months.

The government's national housing agency is also set to launch a new framework that will help speed the delivery of new homes. It will be in place in the autumn.

Homes England said the procurement of a new multidisciplinary and technical services framework would broaden the technical and design services available to support it and other public bodies to accelerate the supply of homes. These frameworks will provide direct access to professional, technical and design services needed to prepare land for housing development.

An interactive online map allows users to identify sites geographically and view site-level details, including red-line plans.

Stephen Kinsella, executive director for land at Homes England, said: “We will be much more active in the land market, using our increased resources to ramp up the acquisition of land opportunities and developing new ways to partner other government departments to bring forward more sites more quickly.

He added: “We are ambitious about our disposals for the year ahead so we’re really keen to talk to developers about the opportunities in our latest plan.”

Sites listed in the Land Development and Disposal Plan will be disposed of on a competitive basis through Homes England’s Delivery Partner Panel (DPP3), using a private treaty sale, bespoke OJEU process or auction.

The Land Development and Disposal Plan can be viewed here.

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