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Scott Winnard, who heads the strategic development team, says Bruton Knowles has 1,700 potential new plots with planning over a score of sites - more than the office has ever seen before.

He said: “The majority of the housing plots are close to exchange and there is no doubt that the Get Britain Building Campaign is having an effect with people starting to take action to provide the homes that Britain will need in the future.

“The majority are on green field sites and have gained planning permission so they are ready to be built. They include land where 106 homes are set to be built at Charfield, near Thornbury and others further afield, such as 150 homes in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.”

Scott Winnard says that land promoters, who risked their own cash during the recession, are now realising their investment and selling plots as the market improves.

“For a few years we have seen house builders pulling back because of the economy. But all through the recession there were people investing in plots of land with a long term view and many of them are now promoting those very good plots of land and gaining planning permissions.

“It is an unprecedented level  of activity and bodes well for the construction industry and for the supply of housing in the future, which currently causes concern in some quarters.

“Gloucestershire and Wiltshire have some very good schemes now in the pipeline and other parts of the country have also got housing development land that is ready to proceed.”

The Government has launched several initiatives, which have been welcomed by the construction industry, aimed at providing vital new homes. The Get Britain Building Campaign, which started seven years ago, is backed by builders as a way to promote the positive benefits of a vibrant construction programme across the UK.

For further details contact Scott Winnard on 01452 880000 or scott.winnard@brutonknowles.

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