Greenfield land

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Please would you fulfil my FOI request;

How many hectares of greenfield land and undeveloped land have been lost in the county to approved major development planning applications each year from 2008 to 2018 inclusive? If you're unable to give annual figures, please simply give the total number of hectares lost in the ten years from 2008.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Joyce Brown

Northumberland County Council

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Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

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Northumberland County Council

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Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request received 20 November 2018.

Right of Access

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Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response.

Attachment 1 is a spreadsheet which details all major housing applications
that have been approved between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2018 on
greenfield land. The spreadsheet includes housing applications permitted
on greenfield land, agricultural brownfield land (land that is or has been
occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings which is excluded form
brownfield land definition) and applications that cover a combination of
land types.
 
Attachment 2 is a list of major applications that may be of interest.  If
any of these applications are of interest they will be available via our
public access system.
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Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator - Planning Services
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk