Not enough brownfield sites to fulfil party housing pledge?

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Not enough brownfield sites to fulfil party housing pledge?

In the run up to the general election, the UK’s housing shortage a key battle ground for all parties.

One solution is to build more homes on brownfield land - land which used to be commercial.

The Conservatives has pledged to build 400,000 new homes on these sites - however a new report says there is only enough brownfield land in England to build half that amount.

Jeremy Blackburn from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, who carried out the study, explains more. 

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