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Statistics show small fall in decisions made to June 2018

Words: Laura Edgar
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District-level planning authorities granted 374,200 decisions in the year ending June 2018 – a 3 per cent decline on the year ending June 2017, according to statistics published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

This includes 48,800 residential developments – 6,400 major developments and 42,400 minor developments. This is a decline of 2 per cent and 3 per cent respectively when compared with the year ending June 2017.

District councils granted 9,700 commercial developments, 11 per cent less than the previous year.

Between April and June 2018, district councils received 118,100 applications for planning permission, a decline of 4 per cent when compared with same period in 2017.

They granted 94,300 decisions, 4 per cent less than between April and June 2017, but equivalent to 88 per cent of decisions, which is unchanged from a year earlier.

In total 87 per cent of major applications were decided within 13 weeks or the agreed time, 1 per cent down from a year earlier.    

Other district level statistics in the report include:

  • 11,900 residential applications granted – 3 per cent less than a year earlier. Breaks down into 1,500 major developments and 10,300 for minor ones.
  • 2,200 commercial development applications, down 10 per cent on a year earlier.
  • 10,100 prior approval for permitted development rights between April and June 2018, a 9 per cent decline compared with the same quarter in 2017. 1,200 applications for changes to residential use, with 800 approved without going through the full planning process.

Planning Applications in England: April to June 2018 can be found on the MHCLG website (pfd).

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