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Green Belt

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hectares of designated green belt land there were in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006, broken down by local planning authority area. (171511)

The number of hectares of designated green belt land in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006 broken down by local planning authority is set out in the following tables.

Area of designated green belt land1 by local planning authority: 1997

Local planning authority

Area (hectares)

Amber Valley

8,620

Ashfield

4,710

Aylesbury Vale

4,760

Barking and Dagenham

520

Barnet

2,380

Barnsley

22,970

Basildon

6,920

Bath and North East Somerset UA

21,440

Bexley

1,130

Birmingham

4,240

Blackburn with Darwen UA

1,860

Blackpool UA

60

Blyth Valley

170

Bolsover

1,160

Bolton

7,270

Bournemouth UA

710

Bracknell Forest

3,840

Bradford

23,120

Brentwood

13,740

Bridgnorth

24,440

Bromley

7,710

Bromsgrove

19,710

Broxbourne

3,360

Broxtowe

5,190

Burnley

1,060

Bury

5,960

Calderdale

22,980

Cambridge

1,290

Cannock Chase

4,840

Castle Morpeth

12,220

Castle Point

2,590

Chelmsford

12,910

Cheltenham

810

Cherwell

8,410

Chester

18,520

Chesterfield

1,450

Chester-le-Street

2,820

Chiltern

17,350

Chorley

14,590

Christchurch

3,330

City and County of Bristol UA

610

City of York UA

22,460

Congleton

5,290

Cotswold

110

Coventry

3,200

Crewe and Nantwich

1,210

Croydon

2,310

Dacorum

9,760

Dartford

4,430

Derby UA

250

Doncaster

22,610

Dudley

1,720

Ealing

320

East Cambridgeshire

1,910

East Dorset

16,970

East Hertfordshire

17,460

East Staffordshire

40

Ellesmere Port and Neston

3,450

Elmbridge

5,550

Enfield

3,090

Epping Forest

31,690

Epsom and Ewell

1,560

Erewash

7,800

Fylde

1,790

Gateshead

8,060

Gedling

9,470

Gravesham

7,660

Greenwich

Guildford

24,190

Halton UA

2,500

Hambleton

1,460

Haringey

50

Harlow

920

Harrogate

14,520

Harrow

1,090

Havering

6,080

Hertsmere

8,020

High Peak

4,050

Hillingdon

5,230

Hounslow

1,230

Hyndburn

4,010

Kingston upon Thames

640

Kirklees

25,550

Knowsley

4,680

Lancaster

1,740

Leeds

36,150

Lichfield

15,020

Liverpool

540

Luton UA

130

Macclesfield

34,320

Maidstone

530

Manchester

1,850

Mendip

730

Mid Bedfordshire

9,490

Mid Sussex

10

Mole Valley

19,690

New Forest DC

51,850

Newark and Sherwood

6,300

Newcastle-under-Lyme

9,070

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

4,350

Newham

80

North East Derbyshire

10,460

North Hertfordshire

14,250

North Somerset UA

15,320

North Tyneside

2,080

North Warwickshire

17,480

North Wiltshire

1,800

Nottingham

750

Nuneaton and Bedworth

3,640

Oldham

6,260

Oxford

1,300

Pendle

2,320

Poole UA

1,900

Preston

690

Purbeck

7,300

Redbridge

2,040

Redditch

1,830

Reigate and Banstead

8,800

Ribble Valley

1,740

Richmond upon Thames

140

Rochdale

9,940

Rochester-upon-Medway

1,340

Rochford

12,810

Rossendale

3,150

Rotherham

20,750

Rugby

20,610

Runnymede

6,120

Rushcliffe

17,240

Ryedale

160

Salford

3,380

Sandwell

820

Sefton

8,110

Selby

17,440

Sevenoaks

34,400

Sheffield

9,310

Slough

840

Solihull

12,040

South Bedfordshire

18,750

South Bucks

12,340

South Cambridgeshire

23,490

South Derbyshire

2,400

South Gloucestershire UA

23,280

South Oxfordshire

15,370

South Ribble

7,900

South Staffordshire

32,310

South Tyneside

2,500

Southend-on-Sea UA

640

Spelthorne

3,320

St. Albans

13,150

St. Helens

8,920

Stafford

11,190

Staffordshire Moorlands

17,400

Stevenage

360

Stockport

5,900

Stoke-on-Trent UA

1,710

Stratford-on-Avon

22,470

Sunderland

3,490

Surrey Heath

4,190

Sutton

640

Tameside

5,050

Tamworth

220

Tandridge

23,300

Test Valley

290

Tewkesbury

6,110

Three Rivers

6,840

Thurrock UA

11,980

Tonbridge and Malling

17,090

Trafford

4,060

Tunbridge Wells

7,160

Tynedale

17,350

Uttlesford

3,810

Vale of White Horse

8,320

Vale Royal

15,860

Wakefield

24,180

Walsall

3,820

Waltham Forest

840

Warrington

11,300

Warwick

20,040

Watford

410

Waverley

21,140

Welwyn Hatfield

10,250

West Lancashire

27,830

West Oxfordshire

1,620

West Wiltshire

5,180

Wigan

10,680

Windsor and Maidenhead

16,470

Wirral

7,490

Woking

4,010

Wokingham

2,890

Wolverhampton

780

Worcester

230

Wychavon

7,280

Wycombe

15,570

Wyre

750

Wyre Forest

11,240

1 Areas less than 5 hectares are shown as ‘—’.

Source:

Communities and Local Government Statistical Releases: Green Belt Statistics, England 1997.

Area of designated green belt land1 by local planning authority: 2006

Local planning authority

Area (hectares)

Amber Valley

8,620

Ashfield

4,520

Aylesbury Vale

4,800

Barking and Dagenham

440

Barnet

2,466

Barnsley

23,030

Basildon

6,960

Bath and North East Somerset UA

21,440

Bexley

1,120

Birmingham

4,173

Blackburn with Darwen UA

5,570

Blackpool UA

60

Blyth Valley

2,890

Bolsover

1,100

Bolton

7,270

Bournemouth UA

730

Bracknell Forest

3,850

Bradford

23,890

Brentwood

13,750

Bridgnorth

24,490

Bromley

7,710

Bromsgrove

19,480

Broxbourne

3,310

Broxtowe

5,150

Burnley

1,060

Bury

5,930

Calderdale

22,820

Cambridge

962

Cannock Chase

4,840

Castle Morpeth

12,210

Castle Point

2,750

Chelmsford

12,890

Cheltenham

810

Cherwell

8,410

Chester

18,520

Chesterfield

1,430

Chester-le-Street

2,770

Chiltern

17,370

Chorley

14,570

Christchurch

3,470

City and County of Bristol UA

610

City of York UA

22,340

Congleton

5,290

Cotswold

110

Coventry

3,000

Crewe and Nantwich

1,250

Croydon

2,310

Dacorum

10,690

Dartford

4,110

Derby UA

250

Doncaster

23,220

Dudley

1,770

Durham

5,690

Ealing

330

Easington

280

East Cambridgeshire

1,910

East Dorset

16,880

East Hertfordshire

17,460

East Staffordshire

40

Ellesmere Port and Neston

3,450

Elmbridge

5,610

Enfield

3,010

Epping Forest

31,680

Epsom and Ewell

1,560

Erewash

7,850

Fylde

1,790

Gateshead

8,680

Gedling

9,020

Gravesham

7,660

Greenwich

Guildford

24,110

Halton UA

2,550

Hambleton

1,520

Haringey

60

Harlow

630

Harrogate

14,450

Harrow

1,090

Havering

6,020

Hertsmere

8,040

High Peak

4,000

Hillingdon

4,960

Hounslow

1,220

Hyndburn

4,120

Kingston upon Thames

640

Kirklees

25,510

Knowsley

4,660

Lancaster

1,730

Leeds

34,380

Lichfield

15,220

Liverpool

540

Luton UA

140

Macclesfield

34,080

Maidstone

530

Manchester

1,710

Medway UA

1,340

Mendip

850

Mid Bedfordshire

9,490

Mid Sussex

20

Mole Valley

19,660

New Forest DC

4,830

Newark and Sherwood

6,280

Newcastle-under-Lyme

9,420

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

4,390

Newham

80

North East Derbyshire

10,340

North Hertfordshire

14,060

North Somerset UA

15,480

North Tyneside

1,660

North Warwickshire

17,480

North Wiltshire

1,800

Nottingham

750

Nuneaton and Bedworth

3,793

Oldham

6,260

Oxford

1,300

Pendle

2,070

Poole UA

1,900

Preston

660

Purbeck

7,300

Redbridge

2,070

Redditch

1,830

Reigate and Banstead

8,800

Ribble Valley

1,720

Richmond upon Thames

140

Rochdale

9,920

Rochford

12,770

Rossendale

3,130

Rotherham

20,650

Rugby

20,680

Runnymede

6,140

Rushcliffe

17,200

Ryedale

860

Salford

3,370

Sandwell

820

Sefton

7,840

Selby

19,240

Sevenoaks

34,380

Sheffield

9,130

Slough

830

Solihull

11,930

South Bedfordshire

18,720

South Bucks

12,220

South Cambridgeshire

23,430

South Derbyshire

2,390

South Gloucestershire UA

23,230

South Oxfordshire

15,360

South Ribble

7,730

South Staffordshire

32,310

South Tyneside

2,410

Southend-on-Sea UA

640

Spelthorne

3,320

St. Albans

13,100

St. Helens

8,880

Stafford

11,140

Staffordshire Moorlands

17,430

Stevenage

360

Stockport

5,840

Stoke-on-Trent UA

1,790

Stratford-on-Avon

22,380

Sunderland

3,490

Surrey Heath

4,200

Sutton

620

Tameside

5,070

Tamworth

200

Tandridge

23,280

Test Valley

0

Tewkesbury

6,580

Three Rivers

6,810

Thurrock UA

11,980

Tonbridge and Malling

17,060

Trafford

4,060

Tunbridge Wells

7,180

Tynedale

27,440

Uttlesford

3,810

Vale of White Horse

8,320

Vale Royal

17,270

Wakefield

23,890

Walsall

3,940

Waltham Forest

840

Warrington

11,510

Warwick

19,950

Watford

410

Waverley

21,150

Welwyn Hatfield

10,250

West Lancashire

32,090

West Oxfordshire

1,610

West Wiltshire

5,140

Wigan

10,650

Windsor and Maidenhead

16,520

Wirral

7,330

Woking

4,020

Wokingham

2,890

Wolverhampton

800

Worcester

230

Wychavon

8,910

Wycombe

15,620

Wyre

760

Wyre Forest

11,210

1 Areas less than 5 hectares are shown as ‘—’.

Note:

The New Forest National Park was created in March 2005. As a result the area of land designated as Green Belt in New Forest District Council has fallen from 51,840 hectares to 4,830 hectares and in Test Valley borough council from 290 hectares to zero.

Source:

Communities and Local Government Statistical Releases: Green Belt Statistics, England 2006.