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Q: Number of derelect properties and brownfield sites in UK ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Number of derelect properties and brownfield sites in UK
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Asked by: prosper2-ga
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Posted: 06 Aug 2006 12:16 PDT
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Question ID: 753172
How many derelect properties and derelect brownfield sites are there in the UK
Subject: Re: Number of derelect properties and brownfield sites in UK
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 22 Aug 2006 02:51 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
<Brownfield sites and derelict properties in the UK.

The Environment Agency estimates that there are 150,000 brownfield
sites in the UK comprising over 300,000 hectares of affected land.,3605,384504,00.html

There are 64,130 hectares of brownfield sites in the UK. The
Environment Agency estimates that there are between 5,000 and 20,000
contaminated brownfield sites in the UK
Some 55 per cent of brownfield land is privately owned and 28 per
cent. is publicly owned.

There are an estimated 360,000 hectares of previously used land.
Source: Innovation and Research Focus.

There are an estimated 90,000 derelict properties in Britain.
Source: Turn a derelict property into a site to behold. By Karen
Rockett. Sunday Mirror, September 25, 2005.

The Government's figures issued last week show that there are some
700,000 empty properties in the UK.
Source: UK Parliament, 20 October 2005.

It is estimated that across the UK there are over a million empty
properties. In April 2004, there were over 689,000 empty home in
Source: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Empty homes statistics.
In England in 2005, there were 680,412 empty homes. This site also
gives a breakdown by region and gives statistics back to 1999. It also
gives a breakdown of who owns the homes.
Source: Empty Homes Agency.

There are around 860,000 empty homes across Great Britain or 3.4% of
the total dwelling stock.
The most empty homes are in Brimingham (17,490), Liverpool (15,692)
and Manchester (14,017). As a proportion of the local dwelling sotck
most empty homes are in Burnley (7.7%), while the lowest proportion of
empty homes are on the Isles of Scilly (0,.2%), Berwick upon Tweed
(0.3%) and Cambridge (0.4%).

Regionally the North West has the most empty homes (135,106), close to
5% of its dwelling stock. The North West alone accounts for 16% of all
vacant dwellings in Great Britain.

The least empty homes are in the South East and the East of England,
2.3& and 2.7% of their dwelling stocks respectively are vacant.
Despite a chronic housing shortage, London has close to 100,000 vacant
dwellings around 3% of its total dwelling stock.

Source: Halifax.

This survey of empty properties in Birmingham found that nearly
two-thirds of the empty private properties are houses. One in ten
flats or maisonettes.
One in six is above commericial premises.
Over a third of empty properties have five or more rooms, with three
in ten having up to three and one in five four.

Over half the owners rate the present condition of their property good
and nearly a quarter as poor.
This survey also goes into greater detail about the type of property,
how long it has been empty , the reasons for it being empty, reasons
for ownership, problems with ownership and the long term intentions
for the property.
Source: Mori

The Empty Homes Agency has further research reports available which
may be of interest. They can be accessed from this page.>

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Thank you.

Subject: Re: Number of derelect properties and brownfield sites in UK
From: kemlo-ga on 06 Aug 2006 14:24 PDT
How would you define a derelict property
Subject: Re: Number of derelect properties and brownfield sites in UK
From: prosper2-ga on 21 Aug 2006 08:53 PDT
A derelect property would be one that was in such bad repair and
condition that it was just a shell and could either be pulled down and
a new property built in its place or a property that was in an
uninhabitable state but could be restored and rebuilt to its original

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