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Planning Permission

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for (a) residential and (b) commercial developments have been (i) granted and (ii) declined in (A) Leicester and (B) England in each of the last five years; and what the most common reason for the rejection of such applications for (1) residential and (2) commercial developments was in that period. (276225)

The number of planning applications for residential and commercial developments that have been (i) granted and (ii) declined in Leicester and England in each of the last five years is set out in the following table:

Planning decisions on residential and commercial developments in Leicester and England

Leicester1

England2

Dwellings

Commercial3

Dwellings

Commercial3

Period

Granted

Refused

Granted

Refused

Granted

Refused

Granted

Refused

2003-04

125

20

128

17

49,500

24,700

23,400

3,200

2004-05

132

49

176

28

56,600

29,600

22,600

3,600

2005-06

188

57

200

32

51,300

29,300

21,900

3,500

2006-07

150

90

180

41

49,500

27,900

21,000

3,600

2007-08

178

56

206

40

50,500

29,100

21,900

3,800

2008-094,5

118

25

142

13

33,400

18,900

15,000

2,500

1 Figures as reported by Leicester.

2 England figures have been rounded to the nearest 100 and include estimates for non-responding authorities.

3 Includes offices, research and development, light industry, general industry, storage, warehousing, retail distribution and servicing.

4 April 2008 to December 2008. Information for January to March 2009 to be published on 26 June 2009.

5 Provisional.

Source:

Communities and Local Government General Development Control Returns

Reasons for rejections for such applications are not collated centrally.