received by planning authorities in 2001/02, statistics published
today by the office of the deputy prime minister reveal.
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
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.
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