HC Deb 11 July 1991 vol 194 c414W
Dr. Hampson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment on the latest year's figures available for England and Wales, how many planning applications were subject to an article 14 direction; how many were subsequently the subject of a call-in under section 77 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, previously section 35 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, and what both these figures were as a percentage of the total number of planning applications submitted.

Mr. Yeo

In England in 190–91, a total of 182 article 14 directions were made; 70 planning applications were called in following such directions; a total of 532,000 planning applications were received by local planning authorities. In Wales in the same year, the corresponding figures were 13; 2; 39,000.

Planning applications which were the subject of article 14 directions or were called in by my right hon. Friends in 1990–91 were not necessarily received by local planning authorities in the same year.