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