Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Planning applications were down 16.5% in 2008 from 2007 levels; fee income just dropped 1.5%.
The Planning Officers Society (POS) has added further responses to its previous analysis of the reduction in the number of planning applications and also included statistics on reductions in fee income. 65 local planning authorities have now provided data. Whilst the average drop in the number of applications received is 18.8% they range from 40% to an increase of 1.1%. For fee income the average reduction is 16.3%, ranging from a massive 50% to an increase of 27%.