This was 9% less than in the corresponding period in 1991, the 13th such decrease in successive quarters.
Local planning authorities made 116,000 planning decisions in the third quarter of 1992, 9% fewer than in the same period of 1991. There were falls in all regions, with the largest in the West Midlands.
Decisions relating to householder developments in England were 10% lower, and new housebuilding decisions 19% lower than in the previous year; these accounted for 40% and 14% of all decisions respectively.
Local planning authorities refused 15% of applications in the third quarter of 1992, compared with 17% in the same period in 1991. Refusal rates fell in all regions.
A more detailed breakdown of the statistics is available from the DoE.