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The upward trend for planning applications continues

by on October 19, 2020

October’s Planning Market Insight Report once again delivers news of an increase in planning applications, with September’s figures continuing to buck the trend in this most unusual year. September saw an acceleration of 29 per cent in the number of planning applications against the same month last year, making the monthly number of applications the second highest ever after July.

Although this continues the upward trend seen over the last few months, the acceleration remains a little surprising as we reported last month that the shortfall in applications created between March and May had been made up.

With householder applications up an enormous 46 per cent, it seems that people across England and Wales are keen to create larger living spaces or dedicated home offices in the wake of COVID-19. Positively, however, this month’s report also reveals that applications for larger schemes are on the increase too.

The October Planning Market Insight Report also uses detailed data to:

  • Reveal the impact of COVID-19 on different types of development
  • Trace recovery on a regional basis
  • Analyse the trends in high rise building applications

October’s Planning Market Insight Report is available here.

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