475,647 homes in England have planning permission but await construction
A study commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) says:
- 475,647 homes in England with planning permission are awaiting construction;
- it takes 32 months, on average, from sites receiving planning permission to building work being completed (12 months longer than in 2007-8);
- the number of planning applications granted planning permission in 2014-15 was 212,468 – up from 187,605 in 2007-08 and higher than all previous years;
- Councils are approving nine in every ten applications.