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Housing: Planning Permission

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for planning permission to build new dwellings were (a) made and (b) granted in the last 20 quarters for which figures are available. (272100)

Information on the number of applications for planning permission to build new dwellings in the last 20 quarters is not held centrally.

The number of planning permissions granted to build new dwellings for the last 20 quarters in England is shown in the following table:

Period

Number granted (thousand)

2004

January to March

12.4

April to June

13.0

July to September

13.7

October to December

13.3

2005

January to March

12.6

April to June

13.3

July to September

13.2

October to December

12.7

2006

January to March

12.1

April to June

12.7

July to September

12.9

October to December

11.8

2007

January to March

12.1

April to June

12.5

July to September

12.7

October to December

13.0

2008

January to March

12.1

April to June

12.1

July to September

11.2

October to December

10.1

Source:

Communities and Local Government General Development Control Returns PS2/PSF