The housing crisis could be solved so long as we can find a way to push down land values, right? As attractive as that may sound, it gets the problem backwards - we explain why and what that means for policy,
What is land banking? How could it be affecting the housing crisis? And does it really happen? Paul Smith, managing director of The Strategic Land Group, explains in this article for Building Magazine.
It’s that time of year when the Campaign to Protect Rural England publishes statistics about development in the Green Belt and loudly proclaims that it is under siege from developers. But is that really true?
Developers are often accused of restricting the supply of homes to boost profits - and causing the housing crisis. Such accusations of 'land banking' resurface every few months, but does it really happen?