National Statistics

Local authority green belt statistics for England: 2013 to 2014

Statistics on designated green belt land in England by local authority.

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Local authority green belt statistics for England: 2013 to 2014

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Annex 1: area of designated green belt land by local planning authority as at 31 March 2014

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Annex 2: trend in the area of green belt land since 1997

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Details

The latest national statistics on the extent of the green belt in England were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 16 October 2014.

Main points are:

  • the extent of the designated green belt in England in 2013 to 2014 was estimated at 1,638,610 hectares, around 13% of the land area of England
  • overall there has been a decrease of 540 hectares (around 0.03%) in area of green belt between 2012 to 2013 and 2013 to 2014; in 2013 to 2014, 3 authorities adopted new plans which resulted in the decrease in the overall area of green belt compared to 2012 to 2013
  • the revised 2012 to 2013 green belt in England is estimated at 1,639,160 hectares; this is a slight increase of 70 hectares on the estimated 2012 to 2013 green belt area of 1,639,090 hectares published in March 2014 - this change is due to a correction of the area of 1 local authority’s green belt boundary
  • since these statistics were first compiled for 1997, there has been an increase in the area of green belt after taking account of the re-designation of some green belt as part of the New Forest National Park in 2005
Published 16 October 2014