London, UK has 36,700 public brownfields that could be repurposed for housing

London Borough (England) councils own approximately 36,700 brownfield sites across the capital, according to an analysis of data from the London Land Commission (LLC).

According to the Estates Gazette‘s analysis of the data, the LLC has identified 39,589 brownfield sites in London.

Of these sites, 93% are owned by local councils and the remainder are owned by public bodies, such as the NHS or Transport for London.

Establishing the amount of publicly owned brownfield land has been a priority for the Greater London Authority, with the construction of new housing on such sites being heavily encouraged.

The LLC estimate that a minimum of 130,000 new homes could be built on the 39,589 sites.

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