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The latest national statistics on Planning Applications were released under the auspices of the UK Statistics Authority on 28 June 2013.
Between January and March 2013 district level planning authorities in England:
decided 93,800 planning applications, 7% lower than in the same quarter in the previous year
granted 77,000 permissions, 6% lower than in the same quarter in 2012
granted 88% of applications, compared with 87% in the same quarter in 2012
decided 1% fewer residential decisions compared to the March quarter 2012, although numbers of major decisions (10 or more dwellings) were up 7% per cent
In the year ending March 2013, district level planning authorities:
decided 418,500 planning applications, a decrease of 4% on the year ending March 2012 figure
granted 341,700 permissions, a decrease of 4% compared to the figure for the year to March 2012
granted 87% of decisions, unchanged from the previous year
decided 58% of major applications in 13 weeks compared with 57% in 2011 to 2012
decided 68% of minor applications within 8 weeks compared with 71% in 2011 to 2012
decided 81% of other applications in 8 weeks compared with 82% in 2011 to 2012
decided 1% fewer residential decisions compared to 2011 to 2012, although major residential decisions were up 2%