The councils with the highest and lowest application approval rates in 2020/21

London boroughs accounted for seven out of ten of the English councils with the lowest planning application approval rates in 2020/21, according to the latest government data, which shows a striking north-south difference.

by John Geoghegan
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham offices. Pic: Adrian Cable / Barking Town Hall / CC BY-SA 2.0
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham offices. Pic: Adrian Cable / Barking Town Hall / CC BY-SA 2.0

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