HC Deb 26 October 1967 vol 751 c542W
Mr. Astor

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the percentage of planning appeals which he has dismissed in cases where his inspector had recommended that the appeals should be allowed during the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available, and the percentages for comparable periods three years, and six years previously.

Mr. Skeffington

I regret that the precise information asked for is readily available only for the 11-month period November, 1966 to September, 1967. During this time dismissals of appeals which Inspectors had recommended allowing amounted to 2.9 per cent. of appeals dismissed after local inquiries.

The following more general figures give comparisons over two intervals of three years.

1960 1963 1966
Number of appeals decided after local inquiry 4,451 5,147 4,557
Number of appeals where the decision was contrary to Inspector's recommendation 228* 87 97
Percentage of decisions contrary to Inspector's recommendation 1.7 2.1
* Part year only.

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