§ Mr. Higgins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many appeals against refusal of planning permission by the Worthing borough council have been made to him in each of the last five years; and on how many occasions he has reversed the council's decision.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The table shows the number of planning appeals received against decisions of the Worthing borough council between 1 January 1984, the20W earliest date from which this information is available, and 30 September 1987, the number decided in each period and the number allowed.
Year Appeals Received Appeals Decided Appeals Allowed 1984 26 23 6 1985 40 26 10 1986 38 39 15 January to September 1987 32 25 10