Save public land

Government is selling off our land to private developers

We are in the grips of a housing crisis. By selling off public land, the Government is making it worse. If that land were put to public use, we could build the homes we need – instead, just one in five homes built on public land is affordable. That's why we’re working with communities to take control of our housing.

This map shows where public land is for sale or has been sold. By zooming in on your area, you can see which sites are up for sale near you, which government department is selling them, and which sites have already been lost.

We hope this map is an important step in shedding light on public land sales and are exploring how the information can be used by community groups to take action.

How we made the map.


No homes for nurses: How NHS land is being sold to build unaffordable homes

Read the report and view the interactive map.

Community group builds plans for genuinely affordable housing

People-powered alternative to developments driven by profit.

Land map reveals where developers have scrapped affordable homes

Loophole lets builders backtrack on community pledges.

Making the case for affordable housing on public land

We must use public land in the public interest.

More articles

Coming soon…

• Learn about our work with StART Haringey, north London residents making sure local land is used for public good.

• Tips for spotting land near you and putting it to use for affordable housing.

The public land map was researched and created by Rob Levy, Alice Martin, Joe Beswick and Hannah Wheatley. We are grateful to our funders, the Nationwide Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nationwide Building Society.

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