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Brownfield Development

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will give the figures referred to in the answer of 22 May 2006, Official Report, columns 1387-8W, on brownfield development, for the latest year available, broken down by region, county and local authority. (136372)

[holding answer 8 May 2007]: Information on (a) the percentage of new dwellings on previously-developed land (also referred to as “brownfield” land) as a proportion of all new dwellings including conversions (b) the percentage of new dwellings on previously-residential land as a proportion of all dwellings on previously-developed land and (c) the percentage of new dwellings on previously-residential land as a proportion of all new dwellings for 2005 has been placed in the Library.

This information has been taken from the Department’s Land Use Change Statistics (LUCS). Because of the way that LUCS data are collected, the statistics are variable from year to year and are usually given as an average over a multi-year period at a local authority level as this is considered more robust and representative. However, as requested, the latest figures available have been provided.