Barratt calls for public land sales ‘To overcome homes shortage’

The boss of Britain’s second biggest housebuilder has said Britain’s housing crisis can only be overcome if the public sector releases land for new developments. The Ministry of Defence, local authorities and hundreds of other public bodies own up to 35% of the land ready for development, said Barratt Development’s Mark Clare, and only when they agree to sell can a building boom get under way. Read more…