HC Deb 08 March 1965 vol 708 c25W
75. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the annual acreage of farm land rendered derelict by the winning of sand and gravel.

Mr. MacColl

About 3,500 acres of land including farmland are used every year in England and Wales for sand and gravel working. Working takes place in accordance with planning permissions to which local planning authorities generally attach conditions for the restoration or landscaping of the site.