Four out of five homes built on NHS land will be unaffordable to nurses
Hanna Wheatley, Joe Beswick
09 January 2018
The Government’s sale of NHS land is failing to produce affordable homes and is exacerbating the affordability crisis across the UK.
We’ve examined the NHS sites that have been sold so far under the Government’s public land sale programme. These include hospitals, community health centres and other health service infrastructure that have been identified as surplus by the NHS. We compare the homes planned on these sites to the average wages of NHS key workers.
View map of NHS land sales
By failing to use the land to meet the vast and growing unmet need for decent, affordable homes the Government is dramatically failing in its mission to “fix our broken housing market”. Public land could be the key to solving the housing crisis, but instead is being used for more unaffordable homes, and generating record profits and bonuses for the big developers.
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