Planning: Public Inquiries

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th June 2020.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

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.

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

Figures are as follows:

Year

Total decisions (called in applications only)

Minister disagreed with Inspector

Proportion disagreed

17-18

10

2

20%

18-19

5

1

20%

19-20

7

1

14%

Total

22

4

18%

Called-in applications make up around 17 per cent of all substantive decisions made by Ministers (i.e. recovered appeals plus called-in applications).

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