In England, 86 percent of planning approval applications are granted. However, some places have higher average approval rates than others. If your property is in Carlisle, Halton, or the City of London, your planning application has the best chance of being accepted. Each of these areas has an extremely high approval rate compared to the rest of the country. On the other hand homeowners in Enfield, London are looking at the lowest average approval rate in England at 64%.
Looking at the country as a whole, people in the North East have the best chance of having their plans approved. The area as a whole has an average approval rate of 93%, with County of Durham having the highest approval rate at 96 % on average. The top three regions in England for getting your plans approved are the North East, North West, and Yorkshire and the Humber, implying that northern residents have the highest chance of success.
|Rank||Area||Approval Rate (%)|
|4||Vale of White Horse||97.8%|
|8||North West Leicestershire||97.4%|
|Rank||Area||Approval Rate (%)|
The quality of your preparation, the correctness of your designs, and your interaction with the appropriate professionals will all play a role in the success of your planning application. Every area, county, and borough has its own set of construction codes, planning limits, and development goals. The first step toward a successful application is gaining a full awareness of the laws you will be operating under as well as the sorts of projects that are likely to be supported or rejected by local authorities. With this in mind, we have provided some crucial planning considerations.
No two planning applications are ever the same. Every application is evaluated on its own merits, and even two proposals that appear to be identical might end with a dramatically different result. Here are some of the mistakes that many homeowners make when submitting designs. Because the constraints that each construction faces are so different, it would be impossible to identify every single policy that influences the success of a planning application. Even if your street is filled with new residential developments, you can never be sure that your application will be approved as well. If you take these under consideration your chances of getting planning approval will increase.
Planning authorities in the United Kingdom are required by law to respond to planning applications within certain time frames, which vary depending on where you reside.
England & Wales: Non-major developments will take 8 weeks (alterations to homes and developments of up to nine flats or houses).
Scotland: Two months for local developments (including changes to individual houses, and small housing and commercial developments).
Northern Ireland: Local developments will take 15 weeks (mostly residential and commercial developments determined by local councils).
These timeframes can be extended if the council receives written permission from the applicant or if more work, such as an Environmental Impact Assessment, is required. Extensions to deadlines are not uncommon, so keep this in mind as it may affect your timetable.
You can get your planning application maps here.