Space for 1.3m homes on recycled land is being ignored

CPRE’s latest report on the state of brownfield in England has found that this previously developed land could accommodate over 1.3 million new homes – an increase of almost 10% on 2020.

CPRE is calling for new national planning policies to prioritise the recycling of land for housing. This approach could also allow areas like the West Midlands to enjoy huge economic and social benefits from the transformation of their derelict sites into quality homes – with space for nearly 100,000 in this region alone.


Read the report