Planning Stats

44,000 - The total animal and plant species living in UK seas, the Wildlife Trusts claim.

The movement is pressing to speed up the introduction of the marine bill.

5,000 - The number of critical infrastructure sites in England and Wales at high risk of flooding, according to the Environment Agency. This includes 2,200 power stations and substations, 240 hospitals and care homes, 400 schools and 1,470km of railway lines.

160% - The rise in house prices in Yorkshire and Humber since 1997. Incomes grew just 37 per cent in that time, the National Housing Federation warned this week.

100ha - The rate at which England's saltmarshes and mudflats are declining each year, says the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

66MW - The amount of power that the Fullabrook Down wind scheme in Devon will produce, nearly double North Devon District Council's target of 36MW.

24% - The percentage of young working households priced out of local housing markets, a University of York and Hometrack study has revealed. Up to 50 per cent are excluded in areas such as the South West.


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