The percentage of new homes built on previously developed land in the East Midlands was the lowest in England. The region also has the lowest public transport mileage per resident.
In the East Midlands 60 per cent of new dwellings in 2010 were built on previously developed land, the lowest of all English regions and compared with the England average of 76 per cent. The region had one of the highest percentage increases in dwelling stock, at 9.1 per cent, from 2001 to 2011. The English regions with a higher growth rate were the South West (10.4 per cent) and East of England (9.2 per cent).
Of the 7,000 miles per year travelled in 2009 to 2010 by the average East Midlands resident, 8 per cent was on public transport, the lowest proportion in Great Britain. The proportion of people in the region travelling to work by car was one of the highest in England at 78 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the East Midlands in 2010, at 8.1 tonnes per resident, was slightly above the UK average of 7.6 tonnes per resident. Subregional emissions ranged from 4.6 tonnes per resident in Oadby and Wigton to 30.4 tonnes per resident in both, Rutland UA and High Peak, Derbyshire.
The region had the third highest household waste recycling and composting rate, 46.2 per cent, in England in 2010/11. The share of local authority collected waste sent to landfill was 44.5 per cent, similar to the England average at 43.3 per cent.
Source: Office for National Statistics
Notes and sources:
Numbers of dwellings built on previously developed land, including conversions of existing buildings, are from the Department for Communities and Local Government based on Ordnance Survey records. Estimates for 2010 are provisional.
Total housing stock estimates between 2002 and 2011 will be adjusted once the 2011 Census dwelling count is available. Data are from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Distance travelled by mode of transport figures relate to region of residence of the traveller and include trips undertaken outside this region. Data are from the National Travel Survey, Department for Transport, for combined survey years 2009 and 2010.
Method of travel to work data excludes those on government schemes, those who work from home or in the same grounds or building as their home, and those who work in different places using their home as a base. The data have been extracted from the Labour Force Survey by the Department for Transport.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are measured according to the point of energy consumption. CO2 emissions data are from the Department for Energy Climate and Change.
Waste and recycling data are from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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