Two red brick terraced houses. One has a red front door, and the other has a green front door.

This guide is designed to help groups looking to build community-led, affordable housing development in their area overcome one of their greatest obstacles: acquiring land.

Surplus public land provides a resource which could kickstart community-led, affordable development, but all too often it is sold to the highest bidder, not community groups.

This guide helps groups on their journey to securing public land for community benefit. You'll find information on

  • existing housing development legislation,
  • competing with private developers, and
  • building an evidence base for community-led housing that is both affordable and protects public assets.
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