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Housing: Construction

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of (a) all newly constructed dwellings were constructed on previously-developed land, (b) all dwellings on previously-developed land were newly constructed dwellings on previous residential land and (c) all newly-constructed dwellings were new dwellings on previously-residential land in each (i) region, (ii) county and (iii) local authority area in each of the last three years. (253940)

In 2007, on a provisional estimate, 77 per cent. of all new dwellings (including conversions) were built on previously-developed land, compared to 76 per cent. in 2006. Land Use Change Statistics Live Table 212 gives a regional breakdown of the percentage of all new dwellings that were built on previously-developed land. Land Use Change Statistics Live Table 213 gives a local authority level breakdown of the percentage of all new dwellings that were built on previously-developed land. Both tables can be found at:

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

Tables have been deposited in the Library providing county level estimates of (a) all newly constructed dwellings that were constructed on previously-developed land, and regional, county and local authority level estimates of (b) all dwellings on previously-developed land were newly constructed dwellings on previous residential land and (c) all newly-constructed dwellings were new dwellings on previously-residential land. Estimates at a local authority and county level are provided as multi-year averages because of the unrobust and volatile nature of the data at spatial levels lower than Government office region.