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Local Government Finance: Planning

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated revenue from local authority planning fees was in each year since 1997. (194292)

The estimated revenue from local authority planning fees are based on local authority voluntary returns to the Government and are not a published statistic.

Information for the period 1997-99 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Taking this into account the figures for the periods 1999-2000 to 2006-07 are as follows:

£ million

2006-07

245

2005-06

234

2004-05

200

2003-04

195

2002-03

174

2001-02

143

2000-01

140

1999-2000

132