DCLG reports rise in housing density

The density of new housing developments increased slightly last year, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Housing: estimates for 2010 found an average density of 43 homes per hectare
Housing: estimates for 2010 found an average density of 43 homes per hectare
Provisional Land Use Change Statistics found that new homes were built at an average density of 43 dwellings per hectare in 2010, an increase from 41 dwellings per hectare in 2009

However, 76 per cent of homes were built on previously-developed land, down from 80 per cent in 2009.

Nine per cent of homes were built within areas of high flood risk, down two percentage points on the previous year, while five per cent of land changed to residential use within areas of high flood risk, down one percentage point from 2009.

The overall proportion of homes built within the green belt stayed at two per cent, while five per cent of land changed to residential use (from any use) within the green belt, down two per cent from 2009.

Land Use Change Statistics (England) 2010 - provisional estimates can be read here.


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