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The Great Landbanking Carve-up

A very risky investment which messes up the countryside

The Great Landbanking Carve-up The Great Landbanking Carve-up

Hundreds of pieces of English countryside are being sold direct to the public, both in the UK and overseas, as a supposedly surefire way of making large amounts of money from the land being built on in future. These so called ‘landbanking’ schemes have sprung up in recent years aimed at gullible punters across the globe and they are starting to mess up the countryside. This briefing presents the results of a CPRE investigation that has found  over 30 landbanking operations marketing plots on over 200 sites across England's countryside.

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