The Land Promoters & Developers Federation (LPDF), formed in early 2018, is a collection of the UK’s leading land promotion and development businesses.
LPDF members specialise in the promotion and development of predominantly strategic land across the UK, delivering from 30 new home sites to larger scale sites of up to 10,000 new homes, alongside community facilities, employment space, and supporting infrastructure.
Housing is one of the most pressing political issues and is at the centre of the government’s domestic policy agenda.
Central government, local authorities, charities and other parties involved in the housebuilding process agree we need to work together to tackle the housing crisis by increasing the supply, diversity and quality of new homes coming forward.
Our ambition is to enhance the current debate on housing supply. The LPDF works with a wide range of governmental and industry stakeholders to find ways to improve the planning system, so the future for those searching for new homes is a brighter one.
The LPDF wants to dispense with some of the myths and misconceptions around the role of land promoters and developers by highlighting the expertise and track record of our members.
The role land promoters play in the delivery of housing, infrastructure and entire new communities is often misunderstood, and their voice has been underrepresented.
Land promoters play a crucial role in increasing the supply of housing in the UK, using their financial resources, experience and planning expertise to deliver land with planning permission, ready for developers to build out.
The land promoters the LPDF represents undertake the technical, planning and design work necessary to make a site an attractive and viable development proposition.
Half of all work on pre-application sites is carried out by land promoters.
This approach makes a substantial, positive difference to the UK’s supply of housing. 41% of homes on sites above 1,000 homes have had a specialist land promoter promoting the site for development.
This is compared to 32% for large housebuilders and 20% for public sector bodies.
Yet, despite this decisive role, the national debate on housing has repeatedly failed to recognise the importance of land promotion in the planning system. The LPDF seeks to change this.