Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Councils Approving More Planning Applications

Councils are approving more planning applications compared to the previous year, according to the latest government figures. The figures on planning applications show a 3% increase in planning applications granted permission in 2015/16, compared to 2014/15. There were 372,600 applications granted permission, compared to 360,000 in 2014/15. Councils are also making decisions on more planning applications. There were 424,700 planning applications decided in 2015/16, an increase of 4% on 2014/15. Despite an increasing number of decisions, the number of planning applications submitted was down by 1% between January and March, compared to the same quarter last year. Download the figures from the CLG website.

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