Housing: South Yorkshire

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much land his Department has released for the purpose of building new homes in (a) Barnsley East constituency and (b) South Yorkshire since May 2010.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

At the end of June 2014, the Government had sold surplus land capable of delivering over 80,000 homes in England, including land for 725 homes in South Yorkshire. This Department, through the Homes and Communities Agency, has disposed of land for 558 of those homes. Information on land is not collected on a constituency basis.

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