WHO OWNS ENGLAND: THE HOUSEBUILDERS

We used the new Land Registry Corporate & Commercial data to try to map the land owned by the 11 largest UK housebuilders: more than 42,000 land titles through over 1,400 subsidiary companies. We were hoping to investigate land banking, but the lack of geospatial data makes it impossible. Read why it's so difficult to map what the housebuilders own. Or just download the raw data (CSV).

TLDR: All locations on this map are approximate: many are wrong. Find out why.


Mapped by Anna Powell-Smith for Who Owns England. Read the blog to follow our work.

HM Land Registry Corporate and Commercial Ownership Data as of 8 November 2017. Information produced by HM Land Registry © Crown copyright 2017. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2017. Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and Database right 2017. Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2017. Green belt areas (England) contain OS data © Crown copyright and database right (2017). Protected areas: Special Areas of Conservation (England) and Special Protection Areas (England) contain public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Map definitely contains errors; use with caution.