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New Housing

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government's target is for new housing to be built on derelict urban land. [126765]

The national target is that, by 2008, 60 per cent. of new housing should be provided on previously-developed land and through conversions of existing buildings. The definition of previously-developed land is provided in Planning Policy Guidance note 3: "Housing" and includes derelict urban land.