Planning stats

1 million: Homes that could be powered by the 900,000 tonnes of coal from an opencast mine near Telford in Shropshire. UK Coal won permission to work the site on appeal last week.

300,000: Approximate number of wetland plants being grown in Thetford, Norfolk, for the 100ha Olympic Park in east London as part of legacy plans for the London 2012 games.

£55,000: Cost of a three-year study of Southampton's carbon footprint, which the council will then use to slash the city's emissions.

15,000: Permanent jobs to be created through the Friargate development in Coventry for which an outline planning application was submitted last week.

8,500: The number of young planners out of the RTPI's 23,000 members.

52%: Proportion of people who do not believe that climate change will affect them, according to survey by the DECC in the first direct public information announcement confirming global warming and its man-made origin.


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