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Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many residential units were granted planning permission in each financial year since 2006-7.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Department sources information on the number of residential units granted permission in the last 12 months from Glenigan. The latest snapshot of the planning system is routinely published in the department’s quarterly ‘Planning Applications in England’ publication, the latest of which, with notes relevant to the below data (found on page 30), can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741789/Planning_Applications_April_to_June_2018_-_statistical_release.pdf

Figure 6 on page 11 shows a chart of the quarterly year to date time series from Quarter 1, 2007 to Quarter 2, 2018. Please see the table below for the underlying figures requested for each financial year from 2006/07 to 2017/18.

Number of residential units granted planning permission in the previous 12 months by financial year.

Financial year

Residential units granted permission (rounded to the nearest 100)

2006/07

249,800

2007/08

256,900

2008/09

183,000

2009/10

176,900

2010/11

173,900

2011/12

192,400

2012/13

198,800

2013/14

240,000

2014/15

261,900

2015/16

264,700

2016/17

313,700

2017/18

365,700

Source: Glenigan

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