Local Plans

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th November 2016.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many English councils do not have finalised local plans signed off by his Department.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

Plan-making has significantly improved under this Government and the Coalition. 72% of local planning authorities have an adopted Local Plan in place compared to 17% in 2010. 87% of authorities have published Local Plans as at 31 October 2016 compared to only 32% by May 2010.

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