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Housing: Derelict Land

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2008, Official Report, column 740W, on Housing: Derelict Land, what proportion of new dwellings built in 2006 were built on previously residential land, broken down by (a) county and (b) local authority area, presenting the data in a manner consistent with that of her answer of 24 May 2007, Official Report, column 1524W, on brownfield development. (204749)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 6 May 2008, Official Report, columns 740-41W.

This information was 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. At spatial scales below the regional level investigation has shown that annual figures are highly volatile and not robust. Information for local authorities and counties were therefore given as multi-year averages.