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Local Development Framework
Dept. of Development
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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Monitoring local development framework policies

The Development Enquiry Service is proving popular and is contributing to a reduction in re-submissions and appeals. Although the construction industry has slowed, we are still seeing a significant number of applications for development coming forward.

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 25 appeals to the Planning Inspectorate against decisions made by the planning department, and in 74 per cent of cases the Inspector agreed (wholly or in part) with our decisions.
  • So far we have used the 34 policies of the Core Strategy 20,280 times in determining planning applications (up to end 2012).
  • 1,265 planning applications were determined in 2011 to 2012, which is 8 per cent less than the year before.
  • Of the 70 decisions determined by the Planning Committee in 2011 to 2012, the committee resolved to agree their officer’s recommendation in 91 per cent of cases.
  • £606,000 was received in Section 106 contributions in 2011 to 2012 from developments which have just been completed or are under construction.
  • The Planning Committee granted permission for development to the value of £396.1 million in 2011 to 2012. Since 2009 the total value approved by the Committee is £1.5 billion.

Find out more by looking at the following sections:

This page of the annual monitoring report was last updated September 2012.