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Housing: Construction

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of new dwellings were built on previously residential land in (a) England and (b) each Government Office region in England in the most recent year for which figures are available. (273239)

The percentage, and estimated number, of new dwellings built on previously-residential land in 2007 by region and for England are given in the following table:

New dwellings on previously residential land by Government Office Region 2007

Percentage dwellings on residential land

Estimated dwellings on residential land

North East

14

1,200

North West

22

4,300

Yorkshire and the Humber

24

4,100

East Midlands

19

3,500

West Midlands

23

3,300

East of England

29

6,600

London

37

8,300

South East

32

9,800

South West

28

5,700

England

27

47,100