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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

Ministerial Correction

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Communities and Local Government

Housing: Construction

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many residential new build planning applications were granted in each of the last five years; and what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of residential new build sites with planning permission which have not been developed.

[Official Report, 16 October 2009, Vol. 497, c. 1120W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Ian Austin:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 16 October 2009. The figure given for the number of planning applications granted on residential dwellings for the year 2004-05 was incorrect and should read 52,600. I have notified the MP of the error.

The correct answer should have been: (292694)

The number of planning applications for residential developments that have been granted for last five years is set out in the table:

Planning applications granted on residential developments in England1

Applications granted on residential dwellings











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


Information for 2008-09 to be published on 29 October 2009.


Communities and Local Government General Development Control Returns

Information on whether planning applications have been developed or not is not held centrally.