Planning Application Statistics

Jason Dugdale made this Freedom of Information request to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be pleased if you would confirm the following information for the past 3 ½ years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) relating to planning applications (broken down into each individual year): -

Number of Major Planning Applications Received
Number of Major Planning Application Determined
Number of Major Planning Applications Determined and Decision Notice issued within 13 weeks
Number of Major Planning Applications refused planning permission
Number of extensions of time agreed

Number of Minor Planning Applications Received
Number of Minor Planning Application Determined
Number of Minor Planning Applications Determined and Decision Notice issued within 8 weeks
Number of Minor Planning Applications refused planning permission
Number of extensions of time agreed

Number of Householder Planning Applications Received
Number of Householder Planning Application Determined
Number of Householder Planning Applications Determined and Decision Notice issued within 8 weeks
Number of extensions of time agreed

Yours faithfully,

Wiplow Ltd.

Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Jason Dugdale

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
Council received at this office on 04 June 2018.

This request will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and may take up to 20 working days to be processed (although we will
endeavour to provide the information as quickly as possible).

Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you
have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with
the provisions of the act.

Please retain the reference number RFI 000821 for any future enquiries
regarding this matter.

Many thanks

The Information Governance Team

                                                     

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Dear Jason Dugdale
 
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
In response to your request for information received at this office on 04
June 2018, please see the councils response below.
 
You requested
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be pleased if you would
confirm the following information for the past 3 ½ years (2015, 2016, 2017
and 2018) relating to planning applications (broken down into each
individual year): -
Number of Major Planning Applications Received Number of Major Planning
Application Determined Number of Major Planning Applications Determined
and Decision Notice issued within 13 weeks Number of Major Planning
Applications refused planning permission Number of extensions of time
agreed
Number of Minor Planning Applications Received Number of Minor Planning
Application Determined Number of Minor Planning Applications Determined
and Decision Notice issued within 8 weeks Number of Minor Planning
Applications refused planning permission Number of extensions of time
agreed
Number of Householder Planning Applications Received Number of Householder
Planning Application Determined Number of Householder Planning
Applications Determined and Decision Notice issued within 8 weeks Number
of extensions of time agreed
Our response
 
Bolton Council has considered your request and feels that the information
you request is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (“the Act”).  Section 17 of the Act provides that when refusing a
request, Bolton Council must provide a notice which (a) states that fact,
(b) specifies the exemption in question, and (c) states (if that would not
otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.
 
In this case, we consider that the exemption under section 21(1) of the
Act applies.  Section 21(1) provides an exemption where the information is
reasonably sought by other means. The information you request can be found
on the Government website. There is a dedicated page for live tables on
planning applications where the statistics are published. This can be
accessed by using the link below.
[1]www.gov.uk/.../live-tables-on-planning-application-statistics
 
Accordingly, we feel this information is reasonably accessible by other
means, therefore making the application of section 21(1) appropriate in
this case. In accordance with the Act, this constitutes a refusal notice
for your request.
 
Should you disagree with our decision, you may appeal to:
The Borough Solicitor, Bolton Council, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
Email: [2][email address]
 
Should you further disagree with the decision following the appeal you may
wish to contact the Information Commissioner:
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
[3]www.ico.gov.uk
Tel: 01625 545700, Fax: 01625 524510
 
Should you have any queries, please contact [4][email address]
 
Yours sincerely
 
Information Governance Officer
Room 120, 1^st Floor Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
 
 
 
 
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If you are not the addressee please e-mail it back to the sender and then
immediately, permanently delete it. Do not read, print, re-transmit, store
or act in reliance on it. This e-mail may be monitored by Bolton Council
in accordance with current regulations.

This footnote also confirms that this e-mail message has been swept for
the presence of computer viruses currently known to Bolton Council.
However, the recipient is responsible for virus-checking before opening
this message and any attachment.

Unless expressly stated to the contrary, any views expressed in this
message are those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect
the views of Bolton Council.

http://www.bolton.gov.uk/

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