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Railway Land

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many of the 9,000 hectares of abandoned British Railways land shown in his Department's survey of derelict land issued in May 1975 are in Yorkshire; and how much of it is currently considered suitable for restoration.

According to the 1974 Survey of Derelict and Despoiled Land carried out by local authorities the total area of abandoned British Railways land in the three administrative counties of Yorkshire was 1,117 hectares, of which 934 hectares were shown as justifying restoration. No later estimates are available.