The latest national statistics on planning applications were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 27 July 2012.
In the period January to March 2012 authorities undertaking district-level planning in England:
- received 120,900 applications for planning permission, an increase of 1% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2011
- decided 100,400 planning applications, 4% higher than in the same quarter in the previous year
- granted 81,500 permissions, 4% higher than in the same quarter in 2011
- decided 4% more residential decisions compared to the March quarter 2011
In the year ending March 2012, district-level planning authorities:
- received 477,800 applications, a decrease of 1% on the year ending March 2011 figure
- decided 434,900 planning applications, a decrease of 1% on the year ending March 2011 figure
- granted 354,100 permissions, a small decrease compared to the figure for the year to March 2011
- decided 57% of major applications in 13 weeks, 71% of minors and 82% of others in 8 weeks; this compares to 66% for majors, 75% for minors and 86% for others in the year ending March 2011
- decided 3% fewer residential decisions compared to the year ending March 2011
You can also view the full set of live tables on planning application statistics on this site.