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WHY WE BELIEVE STRATEGIC LAND COULD HELP THE UK HOUSING CRISIS

In a society where getting a foot on the housing ladder is becoming increasingly difficult, where demand for new housing far exceeds supply, and we are simply not building new homes at the rate required to meet Government housing targets it is crucial to consider new means by which to alleviate the pressures on the housing market.

While the supply and demand issue is at the forefront of the housing crisis, the root of the problem goes a little deeper. Not only is there a lack of new homes being built across the country each year, but we are also facing a lack of skilled workers and materials, problems with an outdated planning process, and a lack of suitable land being identified for residential development.

While we cannot solve the supply and demand crisis, or increase the numbers of skilled workers and materials in the UK, at Intro Crowd we have decided to focus on increasing the number of suitable sites being identified and released for residential development each year.

The UK Government have recently taken measures to ensure that more brownfield land sites are being utilised for housing, making it easier for councils to grant planning permission on sites within their constituencies however such measures have not been extended to greenfield land sites.

Greenfield land is land that does not have a history of prior development. Instead, it will have been used for leisure or agricultural purposes and it can often be found close to or within an existing settlement.

At Intro Crowd, we believe that strategic greenfield land sites have great potential for development and by identifying more of these sites for residential development, they could go some way to alleviating the pressure on house builders and the UK housing market in general.

We give qualified investors the opportunity to collectively fund the purchase of sites such as this in locations across the UK. The sites we bring to our platform are typically close to or part of an existing settlement with good road access as well as access to local amenities such as shops, schools, public transport and medical facilities. This also makes them sustainable in nature, which can be attractive to house builders.

Once these sites are fully funded via our bespoke online platform, our experienced planning team will take them through the planning process and if consent is granted, will them aim to sell them on to a house builder for residential development thus increasing the number of new homes built each year.

For more information on anything mentioned in this article, or to learn more about Intro Crowd and what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone on +44 (0)20 7118 4040 or via email at incrowd@introcrowd.com

This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. This article does not amount to an invitation or inducement to buy or sell an investment nor does it solicit any such offer or invitation in any jurisdiction.

In all cases, readers should conduct their own investigation and analysis of the data in the article. Readers are strongly encouraged to seek independent legal and financial advice when considering an investment in strategic land. All statements of opinion and/or belief contained in this article and all views expressed and all projections, forecasts or statements relating to expectations regarding future events represent Intro Crowd’s own assessment and interpretation of information available as at the date of this article.

No responsibility or liability is accepted by Intro Crowd or Sapia Partners LLP for reliance on the contents of this article.

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