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If this public land sell-off continues, there could be none left by 2050 | Brett Christophers

The privatisation must stop before more parks and allotments are replaced with gated communities and golf coursesPublic land ownership in Britain is in crisis. Since the late 1970s, when the government began what has turned into a long-term land privatisation programme, about half of all public land - 2 million hectares in total, or 10% of Britain's overall land area - has been sold, mainly to private companies.Local authority and NHS landholdings have been particularly hard hit. Today, local government owns only about 40% as much land as it did four decades ago. The NHS estate has been even more radically depleted, shrinking by around 70%. And the pace of privatisation is accelerating. Both NHS trusts and local authorities are feverishly selling off the few property assets that remain to them as they struggle to make ends meet in the face of swingeing budget cuts imposed by Whitehall. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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