National statistics about the number of planning applications made and permissions granted in England.
The latest national statistics on planning applications were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 3 February 2011.
In the period April to June 2011 authorities undertaking district-level planning in England:
- received 120,600 applications for planning permission
- decided 109,200 planning applications
- granted 89,000 permissions
In the period July to September 2011 district-level planning authorities:
- received 121,300 applications for planning permission, a decrease of 4% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2010
- decided 116,100 planning applications, 3% lower than in the same quarter in the previous year
- and granted 94,200 permissions, down 3% on the same quarter in 2010
In the year ending September 2011, district-level planning authorities:
- received 471,900 applications, a decrease of 2% on the year ending September 2010 figure
- decided 432,300 planning applications, a slight decrease on the figure of 433,800 decisions in the year ending September 2010
- granted 350,700 permissions, a slight increase on the figure of 349,700 permissions granted in the year to September 2010
- decided 62% of major applications in 13 weeks, 72% of minor and 84% of others in 8 weeks; this compares to 70% for majors, 77% for minors and 87% for others in the year ending September 2010
You can also view the full set of live tables on planning application statistics on this site.