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CONTINUING GROWTH IN REUSE OF URBAN LAND

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Statistics published today by the Department of the Environment confirm that the recycling of urban land for housin...
Statistics published today by the Department of the Environment confirm that the recycling of urban land for housing in England is increasing.

Preliminary results for 1991 show that 44% of new residential development took place on land which had previously been developed for urban uses, compared with 38% in 1985 and 40% in 1988.

A further 12% of residential development in 1991 was on undeveloped vacant land in urban areas. Environment Minister Sir Paul Beresford said: 'Urban land re-use is an important part of sustainable development. It is a way of recycling land which promotes urban renewal and protects the countryside.'
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