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Regional Development Agencies: Derelict Land

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many hectares of brownfield land were (a) reclaimed and (b) redeveloped by regional development agencies in the last year for which figures are available; what the value of that land was; and what percentage has since been (i) leased and (ii) sold to businesses. (193705)

The RDAs have reclaimed and/or redeveloped a total of 894.60 hectares of brownfield land in 2006-07. The following table shows the amount of brownfield land, which RDAs have been involved in bringing back into use in 2006-07. These figures have been laid before Parliament in the RDA year-end outputs for 2006-07.

Most of the RDA brownfield land outputs are secured via grant funding to other organisations to carry out projects which bring land back into use. On this basis the RDAs hold no data on the value of such land, or whether it has been leased or sold.

Hectares of brownfield land reclaimed and/or redeveloped 2006-071

RDAs

AWM

75

EEDA

46

EMDA

117

LDA

82

NWDA

299

ONE

62.30

SEEDA2

13

SWRDA

86.30

YF

114

1 RDAs do not record whether the land is "reclaimed or redeveloped". Rather they record in their year-end outputs how match land has been brought back into use. 2 A shortfall against SEED A's brownfield land remediation targets in 2006-07 was caused by delays with delivery of some projects, which will create a surplus against the target range in 2007-08.