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Green Belt

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what total acreage of land was designated as green belt in each of the last 20 years. (93788)

The total area of land designated as green belt in England for each year for which data are available is presented in the following table:

Area (Hectares)

1993

1,555,700

1997

1,652,300

2003

1,671,400

2004

1,678,200

Source: DCLG Statistical Releases: Green Belt Statistics, England.

The total area of land designated as green belt in Scotland for which data are available is for 2004: 144,000 hectares.

Source:

The Scottish Executive.

There is no designated green belt in Wales.