Latest average timescales for planning, enforcement and householder appeals.
Applies to England
July 2022 - Decisions summary
S78 & Householder appeals
|s78 planning appeals||Written Reps||28||31||654|
|s78 planning appeals||Hearings||56||81||46|
|s78 planning appeals||Inquiries||24||29||15|
|Householder appeals||Written Reps||17||20||384|
Includes s174 enforcement appeals, s39 enforcement listed building appeals and lawful development certificate appeals
Mean Average - The total time taken divided by the number of cases. Also referred to as the ‘average’. A measure of how long each case would take, if the total time taken was spread evenly across all cases.
Median - The middle value, if the times are sorted. This means that half the cases take less then this time; and half the cases take more.
Decisions – number of decisions made.
Please note that the times given here are measured from the time an appeal which we are able to progress (‘valid’) to the time a decision is issued.
The smaller the number of decisions, the less helpful the mean and median are as measures for summarising performance. Particular care should be taken when there are fewer than twenty decisions. These are represented with an * in the table, but have been provided for completeness and transparency.
Each of the measures give a slightly different view of the average time taken to make a decision, both are provided because neither gives a perfect indication of the average. The mean is potentially affected by a small number of cases taking a long time – and this gives an over-estimate. The median is less affected by these few longer cases so may give a more helpful indication of the average.
The mean was published previously so we are publishing it to allow users to compare current with previous data.
In making use of the data provided, users are reminded that some decisions made in the latest month were on cases submitted a years or more before – as such, while they are the most recent snapshot available, they should not be relied on to give a reliable indication of what will happen to a case submitted recently or in the future.
We are reviewing our published information in order to make it more useful and accessible to users – please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions on how we could improve the information we provide to you.