A 4% decline in planning applications between July and September 2019 has been seen compared to the same quarter in 2018, with District-level planning authorities receiving 106,500 applications.
Of these 106,500 applications, the statistics released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show that 90,600 decisions were granted, which is around 88%, with 87% of the larger applications being decided within 13 weeks, or the agreed time
According to the release, paralleled to the same quarter in 2018, 2019 saw district councils grant:
It has been revealed that a planning inspector’s decision to approve 350 dwellings in Thornbury, will be challenged by South Gloucestershire Council.
For outline permission, The Cleve Park application by Welbeck Strategic Land LLP additionally included a 70-unit elderly care facility, as well as 1,150 square metres of commercial community floorspace.
From the 350 dwellings, 35% were anticipated to be affordable with 14 self-build plots.
A surprisingly high amount of councils does not have a 5-year housing supply in the South East and East.
If a local authority cannot provide a 5-year housing supply, the presumption is in favour of any development applications, regardless if the land is green belt, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or even a National Park.
Put simply the benefit outweighs the harm caused by an under supply.