Planning applications statistics 2022/2023: quarterly (April 2022 to September 2022)
Statistics on planning applications and decision-making timescales for the first two quarters of 2022-2023. Data are collected as part of the Planning Performance Framework from local and planning authorities.
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3. Summary of Findings
Local Development Applications
The number of applications decided in the first two quarters of 2022/23 (13,127) was slightly lower than the same period in 2019/20 prior to the pandemic (13,871). Average decision times remained longer than before the pandemic.
Major Development Applications
The number of applications decided in the first two quarters of 2022/23 was low at 121 (compared to 171 in the same period in 2019/20). Average decision times for these applications have been returning to pre-pandemic timescales.
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