HC Deb 12 May 1982 vol 23 c272W
Mr. Whitney

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many appeals were made to him in 1981 from each district council area in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire against planning refusals; in how many of these cases refusal was upheld by him; in how many instances the decision was reversed; and in how many instances the appeals were (a) withdrawn or (b) remained undecided.

Mr. Giles Shaw

I regret that the information required is not readily available. Intake figures are only available by county. They are as follows, for 1981:—

Berkshire 459
Buckinghamshire 315
Oxfordshire 305

I can provide national statistics only in answer to the other parts of the question as follows:—

Appeals received, withdrawn and decided, 1981
Appeals in hand 1 January 8,746
Received 16,637
Withdrawn 3,305
Decided 14,451
In hand 31 December 7,627
Local Authority decision reversed 33 per cent.

There is no direct relationship between appeals received, withdrawn and decided because of the time lapse.