Planning Permission

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd July 2020.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications have been referred to him due to non-determination by a local authority in each year since 2015, by local authority.

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

Since 1 January 2015 up until 30 June 2020, there were 3,918 s78 planning appeals and householder appeals where the appellant appealed to The Planning Inspectorate before the local planning authority had made a decision on the relevant planning application (non-determination). This represents approximately 4 per cent of all s78 planning appeals and householder appeals received in the same time period.

The attached table provides the number of appeals against each Local Planning Authority and the year the appeal was submitted

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