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Freedom of Information Request

Information relating to speed by which planning applications, submitted to the Council

Received: 2 August 2019

I would like to request information relating to speed by which planning applications, submitted to the council between January 2009 and the present, are determined. I would like information relating only to those planning applications made for the construction of residential buildings (i.e. homes, blocks of flats, building which contain residential dwellings) and not applications made to request permission to alter a building or the use of a building.

Specifically, I would like to know the following:

1. How many applications have been made to the council? Please break this data down by year.

2. How many applications did not have a final decision reached within the statutory deadline of 8 weeks (for those applications that fall into that deadline category)? Please break this data down by year.

3. How many applications did not have a final decision reached within the statutory deadline of 13 weeks (for those applications that fall into that deadline category- i.e. more complex/ major projects)? Please break this data down by year.

4. How many applications did not have a final decision reached within the statutory deadline of 8 weeks (for those applications that fall into that deadline category - i.e. those applications that are subject to Environmental Impact Assessments)? Please break this data down by year.

5. How many applications did not have a final decision reached within the government 'planning guarantee' period of 26 weeks?

6. For those applications where a final decision was not determined within the 'planning guarantee' period, please tell me within what period of time a final decision was arrived at. If any applications are still unresolved, please give me the date as to when they were first submitted.

If you would also be able to provide explanatory notes for any parts of the data set which may be unclear I'd be very grateful, though I understand you are not obliged to.

If there is anything unclear in my request please do not hesitate to contact me either over email or by phone. My number is xxxxx

I would prefer to receive the information requested in electronic form.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download

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