Planning Applications

MQT on 2011-01-26
Session date: 
January 26, 2011
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many planning applications for development on sites designated as green belt land have been approved by the Mayor since his election? How many have been refused?


Answer for Planning Applications

Answer for Planning Applications

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since my election 34 applications in the Green Belt have been referred to me. The local council refused five and the applicant withdrew five, and in each of these cases I raised strategic planning concerns at Stage I. Five have not yet been determined, three of which I have raised concerns about. Fourteen were approved by the local council following my decision not to direct refusal. In the remaining five cases, the local council was advised that there were no strategic issues (either because they were very minor in scale or were repeat applications), and I therefore have not been informed whether they were approved or refused.