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Planning Applications: December Quarter 2009 (England)

Published 26 March 2010
Type(s) Statistics
Site Planning, building and the environment
ISBN 9781409824015
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The latest national statistics on Planning Applications were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 26 March 2010.

In the December quarter 2009:

  • The number of planning applications received by district level planning authorities increased by around 0.5 per cent when compared with the December 2008 quarter.
  • District level planning authorities also saw a decrease of 9 per cent in the number of applications decided (granted or refused) when compared with the same quarter a year ago.
  • Decisions on planning applications for residential developments (dwellings) decreased by 19 per cent in the December quarter 2009 compared with the corresponding quarter in 2008. Decisions on major residential developments (10 or more dwellings) fell by 20 per cent over the same period.
  • The percentage of major applications determined within the 13 week target was 71 per cent in the year ending December 2009 compared with 72 per cent in the 12 months ending December 2008.
  • Authorities that undertake county level planning activity determined 379 applications, an increase of 5 per cent when compared with the same quarter a year ago.

The full set of Statistics of Planning Applications Live Tables are available at Live Tables on Development Control Statistics.


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