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Planning Inspectorate

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many decisions of the Planning Inspectorate she has overturned in each year since 1996-97; and what proportion this represents of all inspectorate decisions in each year. (95892)

Figures are unavailable prior to 2002. A table containing the figures since 2002 can be seen as follows:

(a) Decisions made by PINS (Number)

(b) Decisions called-in / recovered by Secretary of State (Number)

(c) Decisions where Secretary of State went against Inspector's recommendations (Number)

(d) Proportion of called-in/ recovered decisions(c/b) (Percentage)

(e) Proportion of all decisions (c/a) (Percentage)

2002-03

14,950

193

17

8.8

0.1

2003-04

18,194

331

32

9.6

0.2

2004-05

17,403

357

29

8.1

0.2

2005-06

21,493

445

36

8.0

0.2