26. Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many homes are proposed in(a) those planning applications for which outline planning approval has been issued but construction has not commenced and (b) existing planning applications for which the planning decision has not yet been issued in the town of Newtownards. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
The information is not readily available in the form requested; however, the planning service has recently carried out a detailed analysis of the housing land availability position in Newtownards. This assessment indicates that approximately 51 hectares of zoned land remains available for deployment, with the potential to accommodate some 850 dwellings. In addition, planning permission has been granted, or is currently pending, for some 360 dwellings on unzoned land within the development limits of the town.