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Local Authorities (Land Purchases)

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what acreage of land was bought individually by each local authority in England in 1976–77 for housing and other purposes, respectively, under the Community Land Act.

The provisional figures supplied by authorities are as follows:

Housing(acres) Other
Langbaurgh7·6
Cumbria CC67
Eden5
Durham City10·2
Easington8·25
Sedgefield11·7
Wear Valley6
Blyth Valley0·7
Northumberland9
Wansbeck66·2
Gateshead8
Newcastle upon Tyne30·4
South Tyneside8
Sunderland3041
Tyne and Wear CC4·3
Bristol2 properties
Caradon61
Devon CC16·2
Plymouth0·3
Christchurch12·417·3
Poole5 properties
Taunton Deane19·5
Greenwich0·03
Hammersmith0·8
Haringey3·5
Hillingdon4
Wandsworth11
Greater London Council0·45·6
North Bedfordshire9·7
St. Albans1
Norwich1·9
Housing(acres) Other
North Norfolk9·3
Breckland3·3
Coventry15·75
Sandwell5
Walsall1
Wolverhampton4·11
West Midlands CC26
Solihull83·5
Tamworth45
Cannock39
Lichfield5
Newcastle under Lyme76
Staffordshire Moorlands50
Wyre Forest9·62·25
Wychavon9·1
Stratford4·8
East Sussex CC20
Hastings0·6
Kent CC4·5
Ashford0·2
Gillingham37
Oxford City4·8
Guildford8
Windsor and Maidenhead2·5
Portsmouth City2·6
Eastleigh5·1
Fareham10·3
Gosport1·2
Rushmoor92·1
Manchester City6·3
Bolton2·6
Salford City0·25
Tameside320·75
Wigan8
Blackpool1·75
Ellesmere Port17
Liverpool City87
Wirral0·12·2
North East Derbyshire39·6
South Derbyshire1
Hinkley and Bosworth42·8
Leicester City7·6
East Lindsey16·1
South Holland2
Nottinghamshire CC5·4
Bassetlaw46
Nottingham City1·9
Kettering0·9
Wellingborough21·4
Bradford8·7
Kirklees22·25
Leeds3
Wakefield103·5
South Yorkshire CC144·3
Barnsley25·6
Doncaster21·24·2
Rotherham4·4
Sheffield33·4
Scarborough4·9
Beverley11·51·1
Cleethorpes1·112·4
Hull0·5
North Wolds1·52
Scunthorpe20·5
Information as at 23rd May 1977.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what acreage of land was acquired by local authorities in England in each of the last four financial years for housing and other purposes respectively.

Unfortunately, apart from the information on the acreage of land acquired by local authorities under the Community Land Act, given to my hon. Friend in a separate answer today, there is at present no other reliable information on the acreage of land acquired by local authorities. In the future, information on the acreage of all local authority acquisitions of development land is expected to become available as a by-product of the development land tax returns made to the Inland Revenue.