Homes England launches digital tool for developers

A new online tool developed by Homes England has been developed to help match builders to plots of land which are ready for home-building.

The tool will alert developers to nearly 2,500 acres ready for development will be made available to developers, including small and medium-sized building companies, to purchase and get properties built

Over the next 18 months, 148 sites are going to be made available via the online Land Hub, which will include details of the planning status, size and proposed use – such as residential, industrial or commercial – of each site.

Sir Edward Lister, Chairman of Homes England, said: “Bringing another 148 sites to market demonstrates the scale of Homes England’s ambition to unlock land and accelerate the delivery of homes the country needs.

“We are keen to speak to developers about the opportunities in our latest pipeline and want to collaborate with both major developers and smaller builders to create a more resilient housing market.”

The extra sites being released to developers follows the news that Homes England has agreed a partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to develop land being released by the Ministry of Defence. This has the potential to deliver over 10,000 homes across seven brownfield sites.