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Planning: Public Inquiries

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 143135, tabled on 11 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2018 to Question 140674, on Planning: Public Inquiries, how many and what proportion of decisions of public planning inquiries, as a result of call-ins only, did not follow the advice of the planning inspector in each year since 2010 up to the most recent year for which data is available; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

17 May 2018

The table below shows the number of decisions on called-in applications made by Ministers since 2010, together with the proportion of decisions which did not follow the Planning Inspector’s recommendation.

Calendar Year

Number of Cases decided

Number of Cases not in line with Inspector's recommendation

Percentage of decisions not in line with Inspector's recommendation

2010

19

6

31%

2011

6

1

16%

2012

6

1

16%

2013

3

0

0%

2014

8

0

0%

2015

8

2

25%

2016

16

4

25%

2017

7

1

14%

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government