London golf courses could provide homes for 300,000 people, study says

London golf courses could provide homes for 300,000 people, study says

Courses on public land could be used ‘in a more creative way’ to ease housing crisis and provide accessible green space

London’s golf courses make up an area larger than the borough of Brent and there is enough space on publicly owned courses to house 300,000 people, according to new research.

Nearly half of the capital’s 94 active golf courses are owned by London boroughs or other public bodies, such as the Church Commissioners, and yet serve a tiny fraction of the capital’s 9 million residents.

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