§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many planning decisions by local planning authorities in Wales were reversed on appeal to his Department during his last 12 months period for which figures are available; and how this compares with similar figures for each of the preceding five years.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The number of appeals under section 36 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 against decisions of local planning authorities in Wales which were allowed in 1984, the last complete year for which figures are available, was 229 which is 36.3 per cent. of the total number of appeals decided in that year. Comparable figures for the previous five years are:
Number of S36 appeals allowed Percentage of total S36 appeals decisions 1983 241 35.9 1982 217 28.5
Number of S36 appeals allowed Percentage of total S36 appeals decisions 1981 237 32.5 1980 230 31 1979 164 31