Land use change statistics: MHCLG guidance for consultation on methodology changes

landscapeMinistry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is consulting on published guidance detailing the changes in methodology used to produce land use change statistics and guidance is being issued prior to the first publication of land use change statistics data using a new data collection methodology.

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MHCLG writes:

Land use change statistics: This collection brings together all documents relating to land use change statistics. These statistics show the amounts and location of land changing use in England. They provide a way of monitoring development such as changes to residential use. They also provide information on the percentage of new dwellings built on previously-developed land and non previously-developed land, the percentage of housing development in flood risk areas, on agricultural land and in the green belt and the density (dwellings per hectare) of new housing.

The methodology used to produce land use change statistics is changing. Guidance detailing these changes can be found in land use change statistics: methodology changes guidance. In May 2019 we also published experimental statistics on land use in England, 2017. We have published a consultation paper on proposed changes to the department’s land use change statistics. Closing date for responses is 31 July 2019.

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