The councils that determined the fewest applications within government time limits in 2019 and 2020

The councils that determined the fewest applications within government time limits in 2019 and 2020

Eleven authorities are sitting below the government's 'special measures' threshold for speed of decision-making on applications, new figures show, an increase on the number in the last data release.

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The lessons for planning teams of the government's Liverpool City Council probe

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