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Travellers

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many permanent and temporary planning permissions for gypsy sites have been awarded since the Planning Circular 01/06 came into effect; and how many were issued during the equivalent period before the Circular was issued. (97450)

The following table shows the number and outcome of planning appeals determined by and on behalf of the Secretary of State since the publication of ODPM Planning Circular 01/06 and in the equivalent period prior to the publication of the Circular. The statistics shown as follows include enforcement appeals as well as planning appeals. All appeals have been counted separately even where appeals were linked and handled together. The Planning Inspectorate does not hold information on whether the permissions granted are permanent or temporary. The Department does not collect information on the numbers of permissions granted for gypsy and traveller sites by local planning authorities.

Permissions granted between 1 May 2005 and 1 February 2006 (pre publication of Circular 01/06)

Permissions granted between 2 February 2006 and 25 October 2006 (post publication of Circular 01/06)

Number of appeals during period

270

44

Number allowed (permission granted)

40

26

Number dismissed (permission refused)

230

18