Waiting time for property planning application approval in the UK in 2014 and 2015

This statistic shows the average waiting time for developer property planning application approval, from the moment of validation to the moment of decision, in selected cities in the United Kingdom as of 2014 and 2015. In comparison to London, where the average time takes 34 weeks, in Manchester's and Bristol's Local Planning Authorities took less time with 27 week in average in 2015.

Average waiting time for property planning application approval in United Kingdom (UK) cities as of 2014 and 2015

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Source

Release date

October 2015

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

June and July of 2014 and 2015

Number of respondents

252 (2014) and 301 (2015)

Special properties

LPAs*

Supplementary notes

* National survey of Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), applicants and advisers, including readers of property trade media and members of British Property Federation. Conducted in London, Manchester & Bristol and surrounding areas.
The source adds the following information: "Planning application data was also sourced from the official local authorities websites."
"It relates to all major planning applications, defined as ten or more dwellings or 0.5 hectare or more of the residential developments, and 1,000sqm/1 hectare of commercial developments."

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