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Sarah Gallagher comments on new build real estate potential in The Express

August 2023

In light of recent calls to repurpose London golf courses, Senior Associate Sarah Gallagher discusses how new build real estate could help ease the housing crisis.

Sarah’s comments were published in The Express, 21 August 2023, and can be found here.

“During the ongoing housing crisis, it seems disproportionate for so few to benefit from these green spaces whilst many struggle to get on the property ladder. In addition to this, cases of homelessness in London rose by over 50% in the last 10 years. 

“Many councils have already pledged a scheme of huge development within the next few years, such as Bromley, a borough with circa 18 golf courses, which has committed to the construction of over 10,000 new homes between 2015 and 2030 – commitments which seem at best extremely ambitious. 

“The vast amount of land afforded to golf courses, if redirected towards housing, would allow developers to construct new homes which would benefit from plenty of urban green space whilst remaining within an easy commute of the city.”

New Build Real Estate Department Team