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Property Development: Floods

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of new dwellings have been built in areas at risk of flooding in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each year since 1997. (320527)

Annual information of the percentage of new dwellings built in areas of high flood risk by Government office region since 1989 is published in Land Use Change Statistics Live Table 251. The table can be found at

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

Statistics on the proportion of new dwellings built in flood risk areas by local authority area are not currently published and could be produced only at disproportionate cost.