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IMPROVEMENTS DELIVERED IN PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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New annual statistics published today by the Department for Communities and Local Government showed continued progr...
New annual statistics published today by the Department for Communities and Local Government showed continued progress by planning authorities in the processing of planning applications across England.

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Other key points are outlined below:

* district planning authorities received 645,000 planning applications and decided 599,000 applications. Of these decided applications, 82 per cent were granted with half of these being for householder development;

* county planning authorities received 1,836 applications for 'county matters' developments and made 1,664 decisions with 91 per cent of all applications decided were granted. 72 per cent of the decisions were for waste developments and 24 per cent for minerals sites.

Historic data is also included in the report for comparison where appropriate. The information provided in this publication has previously been made available in quarterly Statistical Releases 'Planning Applications Statistics' in a less detailed format. The quarterly Statistical Bulletin reporting on development control statistics over the April to June 2006 period was published on 29 September. The next bulletin covering the July to September 2006 period will be published on 8 December 2006.

Notes

1. This publication contains the latest statistics relating to development control activities of local planning authorities in England.

2. The figures in this publication have been compiled from the quarterly general development control returns submitted to the Department for Communities and Local Government by local planning authorities in England by 30 June 2006.

3. Copies of 'Development Control Statistics, England, 2005/06' and other planning statistical publications can be downloaded via the DCLG website www.communities.gov.uk

4. Queries should be addressed to Housing Markets and Planning Analysis Division, Department for Communities and Local Government, 3/A1, Eland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DU. Email plus@communities.gov.uk, Tel. 020-7944 5502 or Fax. 020-7944 3309.

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