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INSIGHT: Interactive Map shows potential land for sale in North West

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An interactive map showing over 4,000 pieces of property and land in the North West has been launched by the Government and if it cannot justify its use then it will be sold off.

Under the “Right to Contest” announced earlier this year members of the public can challenge whether the land or property is being used effectively.  The list of properties includes health and medical centres, car parking plots, residential developments, brownfield and greenfield plots.

Pearson’s Commercial Property Lawyer, Karen Piontek, said: “This is a positive transparent step forward for the property sector and demonstrates a desire by the cabinet to encourage the public to apply to release the properties that are listed on the map and be put to better use and provide more houses.”

Around 1,250 buildings have been left empty since 2010 and the Government says the move is part of an attempt to save money and support growth, whilst at the same time it is a chance to sell property no longer needed and to end expensive leases.

Commenting on the decision, Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, said: “As part of our long-term plan for a stronger economy we are slashing our own costs and getting the most out of the property we own.”

The map can be found at www.gov.uk/find-government-property

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