Country landowners hold the key to unlocking pockets of potential development land which are crucial to the Government's ambition to build one million new homes in the region by 2050, according to housebuilder Grace Homes.
In an article published in Business Weekly, placed by Leopard Print PR, Dan Browne, who has joined the business as land director, believes that as well as building affordable homes in new settlements in the Oxford2Cambridge Arc more substantial, high-end housing will also be needed.
Grace Homes is actively seeking more land on which to build new developments outside the city and is appealing to farmers and landowners to get in touch.
A recent report on the Oxford2Cambridge Arc stated: “We acknowledge that meeting economic potential will demand our collective determination to deliver significantly more homes in the arc, of the right quality and in the right places to meet its needs.
“We recognise that this could include the development and expansion of existing, as well as new, settlements. This will be needed both to address the housing affordability issues already felt in many parts of the arc, and to provide places to live for future communities attracted by the arc’s economic opportunities.”