The EU referendum and planning applications
Its been nearly 2 months now since the shock result of the EU referendum. There was a lot of talk at the time about a slow down in the housing market and concerns about the impact on the economy. Of course its still too early to say what the long-term impact will be, but I thought you might be interested to know that there doesn’t seem to have been much of an impact on planning application numbers so far, at least those submitted online.
In the first half of this year we were consistently running at around 2,000 applications submitted via the Portal each working day, and since the 23 June we’ve been running at …. around 2,000 applications a day! July was just slightly under 2,000 in fact, as you can see from the graph below, but the pattern is what we’d expect for this time of the year.
The mix of application types also seems fairly standard.
So, in this case it seems that no news is indeed good news….