HC Deb 18 December 1985 vol 89 c222W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table, showing for the most recent available year, an analysis by local planning committee area, of the number of planning appeals under section 36 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 made to him, from each such area, together with the number of appeals upheld and rejected, respectively, for each such area.

Mr. Tracey

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Liverpool Mossley Hill (Mr. Alton) on 25 November at column366.

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many planning decisions by local planning authorities in England were reversed on appeal to his Department during the last 12 months period for which figures are available; and how this compares with similar figures for each of the preceding five years.

Mr. Tracey

There were 14,150 planning appeals decided in the 12 months between October 1984 and September 1985. Of these, 5,041 were successful. Published figures for the last five calendar years are as follows:

Year Number decided Number allowed
1980 13,130 4,044
1981 14,451 4,721
1982 12,915 4,003
1983 11,221 3,633
1984 11,643 3,773