These statistics show the amounts and location of land changing use in England.
They provide a way of monitoring development such as changes to residential use. They also provide information on the percentage of new dwellings built on previously-developed land and non previously-developed land, the percentage of housing development in flood risk areas, on agricultural land and in the green belt and the density (dwellings per hectare) of new housing.
On 31 May 2019, we published a consultation paper on proposed changes to the department’s land use change statistics. The closing date for responses was 31 July 2019. We have analysed the responses received and published the MHCLG response on 16 July 2020.