Planning Applications

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average length of time is for processing planning applications in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

The average time taken by the Department of the Environment's Planning Service to issue a final decision in respect of planning applications in Northern Ireland over the last three previous years is as follows:

Average time in Northern Ireland
Year 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
Total average days 139 134 137
Total average weeks 20 19 20

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