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.

6. Major Developments

6.1. All Major Developments

The number of decisions on major developments in the first two quarters of 2022/23 was relatively low at 121 (compared to 171 in the same period in 2019/20). Average decision times for applications without processing agreements were 30.1 weeks in Q1 and 50.1 weeks in Q2.

Chart 2: All Major Developments
A stacked column chart showing number of major applications decided in each quarter since 2018/19. Also a line chart of average decision times for major applications without processing agreements. The numbers were low in Q1 and Q2 of 2022/23. Average decision times fell from the peak in Q1 2021/22 to be more in line with pre-pandemic times over the last year.

In quarter one there were 16 major development applications with processing agreements, three-quarters (75%) met agreed timescales that had been set between developers and local authorities. In quarter two there were 30, 60% meeting the agreed timescales.

6.2. Major Housing Developments

There were 32 major housing developments not subject to processing agreements decided during the first two quarters of 2022/23. The average decision times were 33.4 weeks in Q1 and 39.5 weeks in Q2. These were in line with pre-pandemic decision times. There were 18 applications with processing agreements and the percentages with timescales met were high at 88% in Q1 and 70% in Q2.



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