Just to confirm that the latest statistics on planning performance have been published this morning, and can be found here:
Two week consultation starts now ...
Just to add, this does not confirm that particular authorities will be designated, as there will now be a two week period during which authorities that fall below the threshold will have a final opportunity to make any corrections to the data or set out whether they think any exceptional circumstances apply, and which in their view would mean that a designation is not justified. DCLG will be writing to chief execs today to set out the process.
Statistics confirm the new streamlined planning system is working.