HC Deb 16 February 1977 vol 926 c227W
14. Mr. Pardoe

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate, in the latest period for which figures are available, the proportion of all planning applications which are determined within the two-month statutory period; and what steps he proposes to take to improve this figure.

Mr. Guy Barnett

About two-thirds; local planning authorities were advised by circular last year of working methods which help to speed up decisions.

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