Planning stats

£1 billion - Amount that Countryside Properties and the housing association L&Q plan to invest in developing a major neighbourhood in north-east Chelmsford.

£561,000 - Grant that the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded for the creation of a heritage centre at the grade II* listed 17th-century Fewston Church in the Washburn Valley.

15,000 - Number of people who have signed a petition against using compulsory purchase powers to allow US tycoon Donald Trump to acquire extra land for his golf resort.

350 - Number of jobs to result from the development of an eco-village in Weardale, Durham, approved last week. The Renewable Energy Village at Eastgate will include 65 homes and use five forms of renewable energy.

32% - Increase in passenger numbers that Network Rail predicts in Kent and East Sussex by 2019. The figure is part of an analysis investigating how the network can be improved and expanded in the next decade.

6% - Drop in freight transported by British-registered heavy goods vehicles in the UK between 2007 and 2008, a decrease from 161 to 152 billion tonne kilometres, according to DfT data.


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