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House Sales And Lets (New Towns)

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list, for each English new town, the total number of houses built for sale by private developers on land made available to them by the new town, up to 30th September 1974; what percentage that figure represents of the total dwelling stock in the new town in each case; and what is the total rented stock for each new town, expressed in numerical terms.

The following table shows, in respect of each new town in England, at 30th September 1974, (a) the total number of houses built for sale by private developers on land made available to them by the development corporation; (b) the number of such privately built houses expressed as a percentage of the total number of new houses built in the town on land owned or made available by the development corporation; (c) the total remaining rented stock of the development corporation after taking account of sales of rented houses to tenants.

(a) Privately built houses(b) Percentage of total new houses built(c) remaining rented stock
Aycliffe3354·95,444
Basildon9784·714,120
Bracknell9989·37,844
Central Lancashire4
Corby6767·68,826
Crawley2,42715·69,686
Harlow7603·416,658
Hatfield2285·03,268
Hemel Hempstead1,99014·010,443
Milton Keynes1,10633·52,289
Northampton65920·72,375
Peterborough2179·82,006
Peterlee3715·06,483
Redditch1,76833·63,456
Runcorn69610·95,978
Skelmersdale4966·56,897
Stevenage9935·012,956
Telford61510·15,345
Warrington49871·8348
Washington1,94532·73,505
Welwyn Garden City3004·55,740
In relation to the total dwelling stock of all types in the new town, the approximate percentage of houses built by private developers on land made available by the development corporation is shown in column (

d) below. Column ( e) shows the approximate total of rented stock, whether owned privately, by local authorities housing associations or development corporations. Both columns are based upon figures at 31st March 1974 the latest available.

(d)(e)

Column (a) as percentage of total dwelling stock

Approximate total rented stock

Aycliffe4·85,500
Basildon3·718,000
Bracknell8·08,500
Central Lancashire31,000
Corby4·512,000
Crawley10·912,500
Harlow3·118,500
Hatfield2·75,500
Hemel Hempstead8·514,000
Milton Keynes5·810,000
Northampton1·320,500
Peterborough0·715,000
Peterlee5·07,000
Redditch20·07,000
Runcorn4·410,500
Skelmersdale6·210,000
Stevenage4·314,000
Telford2·018,000
Warrington1·119,000
Washington15·59,000
Welwyn Garden City2·39,000