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Planning Permission: Economic Situation

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of the unrest in the financial markets and housing market on the number of planning applications made. (204518)

No specific assessment on planning applications has been made, however the Department does publish a quarterly National Statistics release on planning applications, decisions, enforcement activity, minerals and waste planning decisions at England, regional and local authority levels. The latest release published on 28 March 2008 can be found on the Departments website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/732.pdf