Everyone can identify with bits of land like this. Usually there is a story why land has been abandoned. It’s easy to blame the land-owner and forget about it. We want to help people take some action as a community and change land for their own benefit.
We’re inspired to hear stories such as the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Once that site was derelict railway land. Now it’s a garden with a cafe and pavilion.
One of the goals of Land Wiki is to support custom build. Finding an appropriate plot of land is the first stumbling block for custom builders. Councils are the natural first point of contact for people, so what are they doing to help?
Councils in England are required to provide a local plan that addresses the needs of local people, including those wishing to build their own homes. It’s part of the National Planning Policy Framework.