HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c264W
Mr. David Clark

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of land which are derelict in England are in areas designated as national parks or areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Mr. Peter Walker

The latest survey carried out in England by the local planning authorities shows that on 31st December, 1969, there were 1,278 acres of derelict land in national parks of which they regarded 850 acres as justifying treatment, and 5,459 acres in areas of outstanding natural beauty of which they regarded 1,125 acres as justifying treatment.