Planning Permission

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding each local authority in England has (a) allocated to planning services and (b) raised in planning fees and charges in 2018-19.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

My Department collects data from local authorities on the total amount of expenditure for development control and building control combined. Expenditure for 2018-19 was reported as approximately £828 million, with funding raised by sales, fees and charges in 2018-19 as approximately £528 million. These figures are set out in the MHCLG local government revenue outturn table RO5 which is available at

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