Definition of landbanking in US English:


(also land banking)


  • The practice of buying land as an investment, holding it for future use and making no specific plans for its development.

    • ‘Proposals to relax planning rules will fuel the expansion of the practice of land banking, which leaves fields and woods neglected, a report said yesterday.’
    • ‘Projects for land banking… were by no means lacking long after commercial banks had been well established in this country.’
    • ‘Every single Councillor supported this measure due to their awareness that speculative land banking must be controlled.’
    • ‘Join others who have discovered the advantages that strategic landbanking has over other types of real estate ownership.’
    • ‘The unscrupulous practice of 'landbanking' has seen a sharp rise in 2009.’