HC Deb 05 December 2002 vol 395 cc937-8W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many planning appeals for developments with densities greater than the local planning authority considered reasonable have been allowed in each of the last three years. [84465]

Mr. McNulty

Information on planning appeals in the form requested is not available. The table sets out for the last three years the number of allowed appeals for residential development where 'over-development' was recorded as an issue. Over-development encompasses a number of amenity concerns arising from the proposed layout.

Period Number decided Number allowed Number allowed where over development was an issue
1999–2000 4,134 1,197 82
2000–01 4,715 1,419 113
2001–02 4,803 1,429 102