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Local Government Finance

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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(2) what was the number of planning consents granted in England and Wales for house building on sites of one acre or less during the years 1969 to 1974; and what was the number of houses involved;

(3) what was the average density per acre of all planning consents for house building granted in each of the years 1969 to 1974; and what was the average density per acre for permissions granted on appeal in each of these years;

(4) what was the number of planning applications for house building made in each quarter of 1973 and 1974 in England and Wales.

The information available to the Department is in terms of the number of planning permissions for residential development and redevelopment in England and Wales in the years 1969 to 1973* and is as follows:of the extra cost that will fall on county councils and district councils in England as a result of the measures in his Budget.

I have no figures for the overall cost of the measures announced in the Budget on local authorities.