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Housing: Planning Permission

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL78, tabled on 11 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many planning applications for the construction of new homes in England have been granted over the last 10 years; and how many of these applications have yet to commence building.

Answered on

25 May 2021

In the 10 years to December 2020, 434,600 planning applications for dwellings have been granted (excluding those granted under permitted development rights), of which 55,400 were major applications and 379,200 were minor applications (source: Live tables on planning application statistics: District planning application statistics (PS2)).

We do not hold information on the number of applications that have been granted and are yet to commence building.

For more information on planning application statistics, please visit