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Vacant/Derelict Land

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much previously developed land was (a) vacant and (b) derelict in England in each year since 1997.

Photo of Keith Hill Keith Hill Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The available estimates are from the National Land Use Database of Previously Developed Land surveys of 1998, 2001 and 2002:

Previously developed land in England
Vacant Derelict hectares
1998 19,170 19,340
2001 19,720 21,410
2002 20,750 19,960

Results for 2003 will be published in the summer.

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