We’ve launched Save our Spaces, a campaign to save our much-loved publicly owned buildings and spaces from being sold off for private use.
In January this year Locality submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to all councils in England to try and get a better sense of the problem.
We were shocked to learn that on average more than 4,000 publicly owned buildings and spaces in England are being sold off every year. That’s more than four times the number of Starbucks in the UK. This is a sell off on a massive scale.
Read more about it in our new report ‘The Great British Sell Off’.