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The highest number of planning applications in the last 12 years were...
The highest number of planning applications in the last 12 years were

received by planning authorities in 2001/02, statistics published

today by the office of the deputy prime minister reveal.

There were 582,000 planning applications received by planning

authorities in 2001/02. Forty-nine per cent of all applications

decided were for householder developments. Thirteen per cent of

applications for planning permission were refused, of which 20 per

cent resulted in a planning appeal.

Overall 65 per cent of all planning decisions were made within eight

weeks, two percentage points higher than in 2000/01. These figures

are from the National Statistics bulletin Development Control

Statistics: England 2001/02.

Development Control Statistics: England 2001/02 provides a compendium

of information on development control activities in England in

2001/02 as well as summary data for earlier years.

It includes tables, maps and charts showing statistics on planning

applications and decisions, planning appeals, enforcement and 'county

matters' planning applications and decisions. A copy is available

online here.

Much of the information in the bulletin has already been published in

quarterly Statistical Releases in a less detailed format. The next

quarterly Statistical Release, covering the period July to September

2002, will be published on 13 December.


1. Public queries should be addressed to Ian Rowe, Planning and Land

Use Statistics Division, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 3/K9,

Eland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DU. Email, Tel 020-7944 5502 or Fax 020-7944 5519

2. National Statistics are produced to high professional standards

set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice. They undergo

regular quality assurance reviews to ensure they meet customer needs.

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