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 20 June 2014.
Between January and March 2014, district level planning authorities in England:
- decided 96,000 planning applications, 2% higher than in the same quarter in 2013
- granted 78,000 permissions, up 1% from the same quarter in 2013
- granted 88% of applications, unchanged from the same quarter of 2013
- decided 76% of major applications in 13 weeks
- made 5% more residential decisions compared to the March quarter 2013
In the year ending March 2014, district level planning authorities:
- decided 426,500 planning applications, an increase of 2% compared to the figure for the year to March 2013
- granted 349,400 permissions, up 2% from the figure for the year to March 2013
- granted 88% of decisions, an increase of 1% compared to the previous year
- decided 70% of major applications in 13 weeks
- decided 70% of minor applications and 83% of others in 8 weeks compared with 68% and 81% respectively in the previous year
- made 8% more residential decisions compared to the previous year, with major residential decisions up by 31%