Planning stats

44% - Proportion of council chiefs who think that planning services should remain in-house, according to a report by Localis and Capita Symonds

3,960 - Number of homeless families put up in B&Bs by local authorities in the first quarter of 2012, according to the National Housing Federation

4.1GW - Amount of power provided by Britain's wind farms on 14 September, beating a previous high of 3.8GW set in May, according to the National Grid

97% - Percentage of business leaders viewing the planning system as an obstacle to infrastructure delivery, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry has found.

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