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Land Classification

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 October 2006, Official Report, columns 2541-45W, on land classification, what assessment she has made of the reason for the change in vacant and derelict land and buildings in Southend-on-Sea between 2002 and 2003; and if she will list the three vacant and derelict sites in Southend-on-Sea in 2003. (97622)

[holding answer 30 October 2006]: In 2002 Southend-on-Sea borough council reported three vacant or derelict sites in its return to the national land use database of previously-developed land:

Shoeburyness Old Ranges, Campfield road—76 hectares;

64 to 65 Eastern Esplanade (northern part of former Gas Board site)—2.6 hectares;

Former Queen's Hotel, Hamlet Court road—0.4 hectares.

In 2003 the first of these three sites had been developed and was removed from the database. The other two were still undeveloped. No new vacant or derelict sites were reported in 2003.