FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

10 February 2022

I would like to make a request for information related to planning according to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I am seeking data on "major" planning applications made within the period March 31, 2018 to March 31, 2020 (inclusive), and subsequent appeals to December 31, 2020 (inclusive).

 

  • How many "major" planning applications did East Hertfordshire District Council determine or fail to determine between March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2020?

 

  • How many of those applications were taken to appeal?

 

  • How many of those applications taken to appeal were overturned by the government"s Planning Inspectorate before January 1, 2021?

 

I am seeking this information within the usual 20 working day window, however, it would be much appreciated if you could supply this information at an earlier opportunity.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, a "major" planning application is defined according to the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 as involving one or more of the following:

 

(a) the winning and working of minerals or the use of land for mineral-working deposits;

(b) waste development;

(c) the provision of dwellinghouses where --

(i) the number of dwellinghouses to be provided is 10 or more; or

(ii)the development is to be carried out on a site having an area of 0.5 hectares or more and it is not known whether the development falls within sub-paragraph (c)(i);

(d) the provision of a building or buildings where the floor space to be created by the development is 1,000 square metres or more; or

(e) the development carried out on a site having an area of 1 hectare or more.



East Herts Council Response

04 March 2022

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

I am seeking data on "major" planning applications made within the period March 31, 2018 to March 31, 2020 (inclusive), and subsequent appeals to December 31, 2020 (inclusive).

 

  • How many "major" planning applications did East Hertfordshire District Council determine or fail to determine between March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2020?nei

61

  • How many of those applications were taken to appeal?

12

  • How many of those applications taken to appeal were overturned by the government"s Planning Inspectorate before January 1, 2021?

5

 

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.