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Monitoring the Planning Process

To make sure we are supporting growth in the city through the planning process there are a number of facts and figures that we monitor.

Did you know that:

  • There were only 21 appeals to the Planning Inspectorate against decisions made by the planning department, and in 38 per cent of cases the Inspector agreed (wholly or in part) with our decisions.
  • 1,056 planning applications were determined in 2014 to 2015, which is slightly below the figure of 1,168 for the period 2013/14.
  • Of the 48 decisions determined by the Planning Committee in 2014 to 2015, the committee resolved to agree with their officer’s recommendation in 83 per cent of cases.
  • 23 planning applications had associated Section 106 Agreements, used to secure affordable housing and infrastructure contributions.

Find out more by looking at the following sections:

This page of the monitoring report was last updated January 2016.