§ Dr. Hampson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) on the latest year's figures available for England and Wales, what were the mean, median, longest and shortest lengths of time between the closing of a public inquiry and the subsequent announcement of his decision;
(2) on the latest year's figures available for England and Wales, what were the mean, median, longest and shortest lengths of time from notification of a public inquiry to the announcement of the decision, following 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, or as the result of an appeal against a planning authority's decision, or for any other reason.
§ Mr. Yeo
The information is not available in the form requested, and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The table sets out available information on the median periods between the opening of inquiries and the issue of decisions in respect of planning appeals made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and listed building consent appeals made under section 20 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
England 1990–91 Section 20 appeals (weeks) Section 78 appeals (weeks) Inspector inquiries 7 7 Secretary of State inquiries 24 28
Comparable information for advertisement and enforcement appeals, and for Wales, is not available.