Planning stats

£30 billion - The amount spent on urban regeneration across the UK over the past decade that has had no real impact, according to the Policy Exchange.

750,000 - The number of homes that will be powered by the London Array wind farm, which cleared its final planning hurdle last week.

£250,000 - Funding committed by the DCLG and DEFRA last week to develop city-wide action plans to tackle climate change across Bristol, Leeds and Manchester.

39 mins - The average time spent travelling for a business trip. The RAC Foundation and British Chamber of Commerce cited the figure in a report that calls for more emphasis from all levels of government on business journeys in travel planning.

13 - The number of major schemes given planning permission by local authorities against Environment Agency advice last year. Seven were in high-risk areas, claims the agency's annual monitoring report.

1% - The increase in traffic between autumn last year and this, according to latest figures released by the Department for Transport.


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