asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what was the number of planning decisions considered by his Department in each of the last six years;(2) what was the number of planning decisions in Wales decided by inspectors under statutory authority in each of the last six years.
The total numbers of planning appeals in Wales decided in the years 1973–78 inclusive were as follows:
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the average time taken between referral of a planning matter to his Department, and decision. either by himself or by inspectors acting under statutory authority.
In 1979 the average time taken was:
|Secretary of State decisions|
|By Inquiry||54 weeks|
|By Written method||51 weeks|
|By Inquiry||34 weeks|
|By Written method||31 weeks|