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Planning: Appeals

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals were lodged with the Planning Inspectorate in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; and how many Planning Inspectorate site visits were outstanding (i) three months, (ii) six months, (iii) nine months and (iv) 12 months after the date an appeal had been lodged in each of these years. (162039)

The following table shows the numbers of planning appeals lodged (received) and determined by the Planning Inspectorate in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006, where a site visit was carried out. The table also shows the proportion of appeals where site visits had been carried out and the numbers outstanding and waiting for a site visit (i) three months, (ii) six months, (iii) nine months and (iv) 12 months after the date the appeal had been lodged in each of the three years.

Planning appeals (England) received and numbers of site visits carried out

(a) 2004

(b) 2005

(c) 2006

Period

Site visits carried out

Number outstanding

Site visits carried out

Number outstanding

Site visits carried out

Number outstanding

(i) Up to 3 months after appeal receipt date

117

17,669

5,044

10,285

1,204

15,966

(ii) Up to 6 months after appeal receipt date

9,633

8,153

14,905

424

15,990

1,210

(iii) Up to 9 months after appeal receipt date

17,625

161

15,172

157

17,084

116

(iv) Up to 12 months after appeal receipt date

17,720

66

15,252

77

17,174

26

Total numbers of appeals received (lodged)

17,786

15,329

17,200