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Government stats show decline in planning application submissions

Words: Laura Edgar
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109,900 planning applications were submitted to English district level authorities between January and March 2022, 12 per cent down on the same period in 2021.

The figures comes from a statistical release published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

District level authorities granted 84,000 decisions, a 4 per cent decline on the same months in 2021.

Of major applications, 85 per cent were decided within 13 weeks or the agreed time, down three percentage points on the same quarter in 2021.

For January to March 2022, the release also shows:

  • 9,300 residential decisions were granted, down 6 per cent on the same quarter last year;
  • 1,900 commercial developments were granted, down 2 per cent;
  • 54,400 householder development applications were decided, down 5 per cent.

According to the release, district level authorities granted 373,400 decisions on residential developments in the year ending March 2022, 15 per cent than the year ending March 2021.

They granted 38,000 residential development decisions, of which 4,700 were for major developments and 33,200 for minor developments. Major residential decisions were down by 4 per cent, while minor developments were down by 2 per cent, compared to the ending March 2021.

Planning Applications in England: January to March 2022 can be found on the UK Government website.

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