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Derelict Land

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what area of land designated as brown field in each county in 1997 has since been dedesignated; and what estimate he has made of the area of such land which has been built upon since 1997. (286575)

No information is available on what land was designated as brownfield in 1997. Information on the stock of brownfield land by region from 1998 is available from the National Land Use Database of Previously-Developed Land and is given in the following table:

Hectares

Government office region

1998

2001 on 1998 specification

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

North East

4,120

4,850

4,930

4,780

4,360

4,540

4,230

3,970

4,030

North West

8,370

10,390

10,710

11,770

11,390

11,830

11,860

11,060

10,910

Yorkshire and the Humber

8,930

8,880

9,010

8,000

8,070

8,230

8,170

8,580

9,110

East Midlands

5,610

5,960

6,140

6,390

5,870

5,660

5,540

6,240

6,360

West Midlands

5,040

5,600

5,850

6,560

6,420

6,250

6,980

6,050

5,930

East of England

6,950

7,560

7,820

7,540

7,930

7,360

6,830

7,190

6,890

London

2,820

3,710

4,590

3,520

3,430

3,290

3,080

3,640

3,930

South East

9,740

9,120

9,870

10,910

10,860

10,370

10,130

9,930

8,990

South West

6,110

6,340

6,580

6,650

7,420

6,570

6,660

6,070

5,960

England

57,710

62,420

65,500

66,110

65,760

64,130

63,490

62,730

62,130

Information at county level for land which has been de-designated and the acreage of land which has been built on could be provided only at disproportionate cost.