– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 21st January 2003.
To ask the Scottish Executive how much vacant and derelict land there has been in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) the East Renfrewshire Council area in each year since 1993.
The information, which is published in the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey (SVDLS), is set out in the tables.
Area of Vacant and Derelict Land (ha), 1995-20011-2
Area of Vacant and Derelict Land (ha), 1993-944
Bearsden and Milngavie District Council
Strathkelvin District Council
1. Sites covering less than 0.1 ha are excluded.
2. The SVDLS includes only that vacant land which is either located within an urban settlement (with a population of 2,000 or more) or which is located within 1km of such settlements, and which would commonly be considered as having the characteristics of urban vacant land.
3. For those councils that did not provide data for a particular year, data from the previous SVDLS has been used. Previously published figures for 1999-2001 have been revised on the basis of recent council returns.
4. Figures are not available for East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire in 1993 and 1994 as these councils did not exist before the reorganisation of local government in 1996. As part of the 1995 survey (which was published in 1996), councils were asked to provide figures for 1995 for the new council areas. The present East Dunbartonshire Council area comprises the former Bearsden and Milngavie District and part of the former Strathkelvin District. East Renfrewshire Council area comprises the former Eastwood District and part of the former Renfrew District. The table shows the area, in hectares, of vacant and derelict land in these districts in 1993 and 1994.
Copies of the 1993, 1994, 1995 and the 2001 (which contains figures for 1996 to 2001 inclusive) Surveys are available in the Parliament’s Reference Centre (Bib. numbers 25952, 25953, 25954, and 20466 respectively).
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