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Dr Peter Stafford: Vacant lands could hold key to housing mess

Engaging vacant land may solve the housing crisis

21st February, 2016
The Beeches in Roosky, Co. Leitrim was left vacant with the exception of a few houses built in 2011 Pic: RollingNews.ie

In Britain, 109,000 homes are to be built on idle land, with the British government expecting to sell £5 billion in surplus land by 2020; surely it’s something we should explore

In my last article, I discussed the British government’s policy of identifying and selling publicly-owned land and buildings which are under-used or vacant. I suggested that a similar policy, if adopted here, could lead to the freeing up of much-needed vacant land for residential...

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