Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
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Grant Shapps: Government on target to smash public land ambition

Whitehall departments are set to smash the Prime Minister's ambition to release previously-used public land for building the homes this country needs, Housing Minister Grant Shapps said recently.

New figures show that Ministers have identified enough surplus public land, such as empty offices, unused storage or empty public service buildings, to build up to 102,000 homes.

This means the Government is already well on track to exceed the Prime Minister's ambition to release enough surplus land for 100,000 homes by 2015 - with more to follow.

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