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Planning permission rejections due to protected species in England

John Griffiths made this Freedom of Information request to East Cambridgeshire District Council as part of a batch sent to 285 authorities

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Dear East Cambridgeshire District Council,

I'm writing to enquire about the following information in relation to your Local Planning Authority.

I would like to know:

• How many planning permission requests were received last year?
• How many planning permission requests were rejected last year?
• How many planning permission requests were rejected due to protected species?
• Of these, how many were rejected due to: badgers, bats, birds, dormice, newts, invertebrates, natterjack toads, otters, reptiles, water voles, white-clawed crayfish, or other?

Yours faithfully,

John Griffiths, Cardiff

foi, East Cambridgeshire District Council

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foi, East Cambridgeshire District Council

Good Morning,

Thank you for your recent FOI request. I have been asked by the department responsible for answering for clarification on your questions:

• How many planning permission requests were received last year? - Is this calendar or financial year? Asking for ‘planning permissions’ – this would not involve any prior notifications, discharge of conditions, adverts, certificate of lawfulness. In ‘received’ do you mean the number of applications validated?

• How many planning permission requests were rejected last year? - By rejected do you mean refused? Is this the number of those submitted (included in the Question above) or is it irrelevant when application was submitted?

As soon as we receive clarification we will gather the information for you. If we do not receive clarification from you within 3 months of the date of this email, we will consider your request closed.

Kind Regards,
Victoria Higham
Information Officer
East Cambridgeshire District Council
The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE
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01353 665555
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