The Government has today announced a new potential scheme, Right to Regenerate. The proposal is that this will enable the public to require councils and the public sector to sell unused land and assets, making it easier for the public to transform vacant land and derelict buildings into homes, businesses, or community spaces. This will help communities make better use of public land, with public bodies required to sell land if it is kept too long without being used.
This could provide great opportunities for land and building access for community-led housing groups to develop schemes including brownfield sites, unused publicly owned social housing, and garage sites.
Consultation is currently open and will be for 8 weeks, closing on 13 March 2021. Be involved in the open consultation.