On Sunday, DCLG announced a new initiative to redevelop land surrounding railway stations to provide up to 10,000 new homes, as well as new jobs, in sustainable locations. 

The announcement is a result of a partnership agreement between the HCA and Network Rail, who propose to work with local authorities to unlock the development potential of network rail's estate.

Swindon, Taunton and York have already volunteered to spearhead the initiative and the Government are hoping that at least another 17 local authorities will take part. 

This is the latest in a long line of announcements releasing public land for housing developments. Although living in a former station might not have the same ring to it as living in a former barracks or airfield, it  does come with the added bonus of extremely good transport links ....