National statistics about the number of planning applications made and permissions granted in England.
In the period October to December 2011 authorities undertaking district level planning in England:
- received 111,500 applications for planning permission, an increase of 1% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2010
- decided 108,600 planning applications, 1% lower than in the same quarter in the previous year
- granted 88,700 permissions, a small decrease compared to the same quarter in 2010
- decided 10% fewer major residential decisions compared to the December quarter 2010
In the year ending December 2011, district-level planning authorities:
- received 472,800 applications, a decrease of 2% on the year ending December 2010 figure
- decided 430,700 planning applications, a decrease of 2% on the year ending December 2010 figure
- granted 350,400 permissions, a decrease of 1% on the figure for the year to December 2010
- decided 60% of major applications in 13 weeks, 71% of minors and 83% of others in 8 weeks; this compares to 68% for majors, 76% for minors and 86% for others in the year ending December 2010
- decided 7% fewer major residential decisions compared to the year ending December 2010
You can also view the full set of live tables on planning application statistics on this site.