The latest national statistics on planning applications were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 26 October 2012.
In the period April to June 2012 authorities undertaking district level planning in England:
- received 121,150 applications for planning permission, a decrease of 1% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2011
- decided 110,500 planning applications, 1% higher than in the same quarter in the previous year
- granted 90,200 permissions, 1% higher than in the same quarter in 2011
- decided 2% fewer residential decisions compared to the June quarter 2011
In the year ending June 2012, district-level planning authorities:
- received 476,100 applications, a decrease of 1% on the year ending June 2011 figure
- decided 436,000 planning applications, a slight decrease on the year ending June 2011 figure
- granted 355,200 permissions, a small increase compared to the figure for the year to June 2011
- decided 57% of major applications in 13 weeks, 70% of minors and 82% of others in 8 weeks; this compares to 65% for majors, 74% for minors and 85% for others in the year ending June 2011. However, in the last quarter there has been an upturn in the proportion of major applications decided in 13 weeks, increasing from 53% to 60%
- decided 1% fewer residential decisions compared to the year ending June 2011
You can also view the full set of live tables on planning application statistics on this site.