HC Deb 30 January 1973 vol 849 c359W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the acreage of land, on a regional basis, on which outline planning permission was given for housing on a date before 1st July 1972 but on which development has not yet commenced.

Mr. Channon

Complete information in the form requested is not available. However, it is estimated that in the South East in mid-1972 there were about 25,000 acres of undeveloped land with either outline or detailed planning permission for housing.