HC Deb 28 February 1996 vol 272 cc608-9W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current waiting time for planning appeals for each local authority. [17065]

Sir Paul Beresford

The information requested for each local authority is not available. The current average waiting time for all planning appeals in England is: (i) written representations—16 weeks; (ii) hearings—35 weeks; (iii) inquiries—40 weeks.