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Planning

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints she received about the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last five years. (100223)

The number of complaints that were received by the Planning Inspectorate in the last five years is as follows:

Period

Number of complaints received

2005-06

2,785

2004-05

2,283

2003-04

2,095

2002-03

2,063

2001-02

2,655

The Planning Inspectorate inevitably deals with the most contested and controversial planning applications and this can generate strong views and complaints in addition to justified complaints about procedures.