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Open group | Started - July 2012 | Last activity - Yesterday

'Minor' housing development applications

Former Member, modified 3 Years ago.

'Minor' housing development applications

We (Swindon Borough Council) are granting planning permission on 90%+ of planning applications received.  However, we have an outlier in our minor (1-9 dwellings) housing scheme applications.  We have been granting  permission on only 60% of these planning applications.

The majority of these schemes were refused on poor design.  We have an adopted Design Guide.  Our appeals stats are pretty good - most appeals on minor housing scheme applications are dismissed. 

I was wondering if any other LPA has similar stats?  I was also wondering whether any LPAs have made any changes to get their approval percentages up (without dumbing down quality)?