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Land Use: Databases

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Wirral South of 3 April 2008, Official Report, column 1274W, on allotments, whether the Green Space Database will include information on (a) land with green belt designation, (b) green field land, (c) playing fields and (d) gardens; (202467)

(2) what the planned expenditure is on the Green Space Database; and when it is expected to go live.

The contract for the first phase of the green space database was awarded, following an open competition, for £66,163. It is expected to go live in summer 2008. The database's focus is on green spaces. It will not identify whether these are designated as green belt or green field land. It will include data on playing fiends and gardens as well as allotments, public parks and recreational woodlands.