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Guide for the disposal of surplus government land

Guidance for government departments and arm's length bodies on the disposal of surplus land.

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This guide is for the whole disposals team (estates professionals and policy teams) in government departments, and their arm’s length bodies.

The disposal of surplus government owned property is an important part of the government’s drive to improve its estate management and create an efficient, fit-for-purpose and sustainable estate that meets future needs.

This means disposing of surplus land and buildings in a way that delivers value for the taxpayer, boosts growth and delivers new homes. The government has committed to freeing up land with capacity for at least 160,000 homes by 2020 and raising at least £5 billion from land and property disposals by 2020.

Published 15 March 2017