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.