Planning Stats

£1bn - Investment that Cornwall Council predicts may be brought to the area as a result of the feed-in tariff, which has prompted several solar farm applications.

127,100 - Number of applications that local authorities undertaking district-level planning received in the April to June quarter. This is a rise of eight per cent over the same period last year.

91,000 - Applications granted by district-level authorities from April to June, nine per cent up on the same period last year. In all 12,800 residential developments were approved, up by six per cent.

1,534 - Number of bus stops per 100,000 people in Gwynedd, Wales, the highest ratio in the UK according to the National Public Transport Data Repository.

30 - Years it has taken to get permission for a development on Charles Street in Dorchester. The £60 million town centre revamp includes offices for West Dorset District Council, a library, shops, a hotel and flats.

2 - Years that the Deansgate county court in Manchester has stood empty. The grade II listed building is to be refurbished with 4,267m2 of retail and leisure facilities.

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