HC Deb 24 June 1999 vol 333 cc442-3W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of state for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many listed buildings in each category have been destroyed since 1992. [87629]

Mr. Raynsford

My Department records, on a financial year basis, cases where local planning authorities in England notify the Department that they intend to grant consent for the total demolition of a listed building, consents which the Department itself issues, and other total demolitions which are brought to our attention. Since the House of Lords judgment in the case of Shimizu (UK) Ltd. v. Westminster City Council, the demolition of a curtilage building is likely to be treated as an alteration and hence is no longer included in the demolition statistics from 1997–98. The figures for the last seven years are:

Year Grade I Grade II* Grade II
1992–93 0 0 68
1993–94 0 2 62
1994–95 1 12 79
1995–96 2 0 49
1996–97 1 5 55
1997–98 0 2 56
1998–99 0 0 50

Records are not kept centrally on the extent to which consents are implemented.

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