National statistics

Land use change: hectarage 2019 to 2022

Statistics on the amount of land changing use in England.

Applies to England


Land use change statistics – hectarage 2019-20 to 2021-22 factsheet

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The Land use change statistics consist of 2 releases, new residential addresses and changes in hectarage.

‘Land use change – new residential addresses’ provides information on new residential addresses and the previous land use those addresses were created on. Information is also provided on the proportion of new residential addresses located within certain areas of interest such as the Green Belt, Flood Zones and other similar ‘designations’. ‘Addresses created’ for these purposes include new builds and conversions.

‘Land use change – hectarage’ provides information on the amount of land changing use from previous use to its new use. These changes are recorded to and from a set of 28 land use categories (see Table A1 in the release or in the technical notes).

The department also publishes Land use statistics with the release and tables showing the amount of land within each individual land use category at national and local levels.

Published 24 August 2023