Politics.co.uk demonstrates how planning permission requests vary by local authority in the country.
Find out more about your local area’s planning permission requests and how they compare to the rest. Click hereClick on the image below to launch the tool (launches a new window).
Map created using the interactive constituency mapping tool, PoliMapper.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released data in March 2022 that highlighted the effect of location on planning applications.
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Over a eight-year period (2014-2021), London consistently ranks among the top three easiest places for planning permission approval with a 98.7% annual average approval rate. The Borough of Copeland (96.4%), Isles of Scilly (96.5%), Richmondshire (95.5%), and Wigan (95.4) are all closely followed as they are the authorities where planning permission requests will be approved.
Molden, on the other hand, was the most difficult place to obtain planning. It received 40.4% more requests than any other location. Harrow, Enfield, Hillingdon and Enfield were also high up on the list, with almost 40% of all applications denied there.