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Making housing delivery easier by unlocking bulk land for land-first approach

Afesis-corplan has been supporting a land-first approach to settlement development for a number of years. An article by Ronald Eglin, published in the April-May 2009 issue of Transformer magazine, proposes innovative solutions to the challenge of providing serviced land with secure tenure for people to build basic temporary accommodation. Eglin recommends, inter alia, the establishment of one department responsible for getting bulk land ready for land-first type projects, and the establishment of an innovation programme and fund allowing a range of role-players to explore alternative basic land settlement options.