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Building Land

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current estimated acreage of land with planning permission for house building in each of the regions in England and Wales.

I would refer the hon. member to the answer given to my hon. Friends the members for Salford, East (Mr. Allaun) and Gravesend (Mr. Oven-den) on 13th November 1974.—[Vol. 881, c. 129–130.]

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what is the current estimated acreage of development land for house building identified in development plans by local planning authorities in each of the regions in England and Wales;(2) what was the total acreage of land in England and Wales identified as being available for house building on development plans between 1969 and 1974.

Since development plans arc prepared by local planning authorities for different time periods and take account of differing local needs, no meaningful estimates of this sort can be made.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total acreage of land in England and Wales granted planning permission for house building in each of the years 1969 to 1974; and what was the acreage and percentage of the total which was granted permission on appeal;

19691970197119721973
Number of permissions92,35695,647108,584154,336146,983
Number of additional permissions granted on appeal7976905076421,344
For future years the details asked for will start to become available after September as a result of the data collection arrangements the Government have set in hand under Circular 32/75.* No figures are yet available for 1974.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total acreage of land with planning permission for house building which was sold in England and Wales in each of the years 1969 to 1974.

Land acreage with planning permission for housing sold in private sector transactions involving four or more house plots was as follows:

Number of Acres Sold
19698,786
19707,679
197110,033
197217,669
197318,199
19746,660