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Derelict Sites

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what directives he has issued to local authorities within the past year concerning industrial dereliction and the renewal of such sites.

No directives have been issued, but Circular 17/77 drew the attention of local authorities to the benefits of reclaiming and returning to some beneficial use land which has been damaged by industrial or other dereliction. The circular describes the grants and sources of advice available to local authorities for this purpose.