To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of decisions of public planning inquiries, as a result of call-ins only, did not follow the advice of the planning inspector in each year since 2017 up to the most recent year for which data is available; and if he will make a statement.
Figures are as follows:
Total decisions (called in applications only)
Minister disagreed with Inspector
Called-in applications make up around 17 per cent of all substantive decisions made by Ministers (i.e. recovered appeals plus called-in applications).