Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many petrol stations have received planning permission in each of the last five years; and how many of these are on sites which had previously been refused planning permission for this or for other use.
§ Mr. MacColl
Figures are not available for 1961 or earlier years, or for petrol stations as a single class of development. In the years 1962 to 1965 the number 79W of planning permissions granted in England and Wales for petrol stations, with or without repair facilities, and repair garages were as follows:
1962 … … … 4,647 1963 … … … 4,898 1964 … … … 4,813 1965 … … … 5,065
Where approval of detailed plans has been given following the grant of permission 80W on an outline application this approval has been counted as a separate planning permission. Consequently the number of petrol station developments will be less than the numbers given, but I am unable to say by how many.
No information is available about previous planning applications for the sites involved.