Planning stats

£161m - The amount of funding that London boroughs will receive next year for local transport improvements, Transport for London announced last week.

2 million - The number of trees in Yorkshire and the Humber, covering 5.8 per cent of its land area. This is significantly lower than the national average of 8.4 per cent, the Forestry Commission points out.

72 - The number of justified administrative complaints made against the Planning Inspectorate in 2006-07. This is a drop of 32 from the previous year.

29.8% - The amount of waste recycled or composted in Scotland in the 12 months up to June, according to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. This is just short of next year's target of 30 per cent.

11% - The level by which bus passenger numbers in major urban areas could increase if local authorities and bus operators work in partnership to improve services, the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK maintains.

8 - The number of companies shortlisted to run pilots of the technology for distance-based road user charging next year, the Department for Transport has said.


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