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Derelict Land

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of levels of brownfield development in (a) England, (b) the South East, (c) Hampshire and (d) Romsey constituency. (251037)

Information on development on previously developed or brownfield land is taken from the Land Use Change Statistics.

In the period 2003-06,

(a) 58 per cent. of the land changing to a developed use in England was previously developed.

(b) 62 per cent. of the land changing to a developed use in the South-East was previously developed.

(c) 68 per cent. of the land changing to a developed use in Hampshire was previously developed.

(d) 79 per cent. of the land changing to a developed use in the constituency of Romsey was previously developed.

“Brownfield” development has been interpreted as all development on previously developed land, not just residential development. Information on residential development can be found on the CLG website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/planningbuilding/planningstatistics/livetables/landusechange/