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Derelict Land: Hampshire

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of recent levels of brownfield development in (a) the City of Southampton, (b) Test Valley borough and (c) Eastleigh borough. (254015)

In the period 2003 to 2006,

(a) 94 per cent. of the land changing to a developed use in Southampton was previously-developed.

(b) 71 per cent. of the land changing to a developed use in Test Valley was previously-developed.

(c) 71 per cent. of the land changing to a developed use in Eastleigh 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/