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Campaign to Protect Rural England has identified 2,600 new sites in the past year

A million new homes could be built on previously used land in England, with more than 2,600 new sites identified in the past year.

Additional brownfield sites with room for more than 18,000 new homes have been found in Barnet, north London, as well as sites with capacity for 19,000 homes in south Cambridgeshire, 3,000 in Sheffield and 4,600 in Bristol, according to research into public registers by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

The government has said 300,000 new homes need to be built across the UK every year to keep up with demand, but delivery is running at the rate of just 180,000 a year, with opposition from local groups and campaigners to construction in the countryside remaining a significant block.

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The Guardian

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