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Planning: Public Inquiries

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th May 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of decisions of public planning inquiries did not follow the advice of the planning inspector in each year since 2010.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The table below shows the number of decisions on recovered planning appeals and called-in applications made by Ministers since 2010, together with the proportion of decisions which did not follow the Planning Inspector’s recommendation:

Calendar Year

Number of Cases decided

Number of Cases not in line with Inspector's recommendation

Percentage of decisions not in line with Inspector's recommendation

2010

58

11

19%

2011

63

6

10%

2012

48

4

8%

2013

70

14

20%

2014

136

47

35%

2015

68

13

19%

2016

110

20

18%

2017

54

10

19%

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