National Statistics

Planning applications in England: April to June 2014

National statistics about the number of planning applications made and permissions granted in England.


Planning applications: April to June 2014 (England)

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The latest national statistics on planning applications were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 2 October 2014.

Between April and June 2014, district level planning authorities in England:

  • received 123,200 applications for planning permission; this represents a decrease of 1% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2013
  • granted 92,400 permissions, up 1% from the same quarter in 2013
  • granted 89% of applications, unchanged from the same quarter of 2013
  • decided 79% of major applications within 13 weeks or within the agreed time, up from 63% a year earlier
  • made 4% more residential decisions than in the June quarter 2013

In the year ending June 2014, district level planning authorities:

  • granted 350,200 permissions, up 2% from the figure for the year to June 2013
  • granted 88% of decisions, unchanged from the previous year
Published 2 October 2014