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Local Government: Consent Regimes

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 31 January 2008, Official Report, column 586W, on local government: consent regimes, how many (a) listed building consents made by the Local Planning Authority (LPA), (b) Conservation Area Consents, (c) less than best price disposals, (d) allotments disposals and (e) LPA TPO consents were considered by the Government Office for London in the last year for which figures are available. (189234)

Details for the financial year 2006-07 are detailed as follows:

Number

Listed Building Consents (LPA)

143 (including 2 withdrawn cases)

Conservation Area Consents

3

Less Than Best Price

3 (including 1 withdrawn case)

Allotments Disposals

2

For the current financial year up to and including 22 February the figures are as follows:

Number

Listed Building Consents (LPA)

119 (including 2 withdrawn cases)

Conservation Area Consents

4

Less Than Best Price

3 (including 1 withdrawn case)

Allotments Disposals

4

The requirement to apply to the Secretary of State under LPA Tree Preservation Order (TPO) consents was repealed on 2 August 1999. However, there were 123 TPO Appeals (including 30 withdrawn) decided in the financial year 2006-07 and there have been 86 (including 28 withdrawals) decided in the current financial year up to and including 22 February.