LGA Report on Unused Planning Permissions

The first week of January saw the publication by the Local Government Association (LGA) of a study into unbuilt planning permissions in England and Wales.  The results of the study, carried out by Glenigan, showed that unimplemented residential permissions have grown significantly over the past few years and those that are completed, are taking longer.

The number of planning permissions that as yet remain unbuilt now stands at 475, 647.  The NHC would welcome your views on how this issue is affecting our local authority members in the north of England and what, if any, steps you are taking to address the issue of permissions not being built out before they expire.

To submit your views, please contact Justine McGrady on justine.mcgrady@northern-consortium.org.uk.