Planning Applications Statistics, 2022/23: Annual and Quarterly (October 2022 to March 2023)

Statistics on planning application decision-making timescales for 2022-2023. Historic annual statistics back to 2018-2019 are also presented.

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Key Points

Local Development Applications

The number of local development applications decided in 2022/23 (24,723) was relatively low, being the lowest other than in 2020/21 which was affected by the pandemic. The number in 2018/19 was 27,374. The percentage decided in two months fell from 75 per cent in 2018/19 to a low of 60 per cent in 2022/23.

Major Development Applications

In 2022/23 there were 260 applications for major developments continuing the downward trend since 2018/19 when there were 324. The average decision time for applications without processing agreement was 39.5 weeks. This was lower than the two previous years, but higher than the pre-pandemic year of 2019/20 (33.5 weeks).



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