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Continuous Urban Fabric - BBC's New Landscape Map

Geoff Riley

9th November 2017

How much of the UK is continuous urban fabric? Buildings cover less of Britain than the land revealed when the tide goes out!

The answer is 0.1%. Only 5.9% of land space in the UK is built on. The BBC has published new maps looking a land use across the UK. Apparently Bradford is 0.3% continuous urban fabric and 11% peat bog. 1.4% of the country is covered in buildings; 99% of the UK is not covered in housing!

Check out the BBC Land Use Calculator

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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