The latest national statistics on land use change were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 29 July 2011.
The land use change statistics show the amounts and location of land changing use in England. This statistical release provides details of the latest estimates for 2010 on changes to developed uses, covering information on:
- changes to residential use
- density of new dwellings
- changes within the green belt
- changes within areas of high flood risk
- changes to all developed uses
In 2010, on a provisional estimate:
- 76% of dwellings (including conversions) were built on previously developed land, a decrease from 80% in 2009
- new dwellings were built at an average density of 43 dwellings per hectare, an increase from 41 dwellings per hectare in 2009
- 2% of dwellings were built within the green belt (unchanged since 2004) and 5% of land changing to residential use (from any use) was within the green belt, down 2 percentage points since 2009
- 9% of dwellings were built within areas of high flood risk (a decrease from 11% in 2009) and 5% of land changing to residential use was within areas of high flood risk (a decrease from 6% in 2009)
You can also view live tables on land use change statistics.