All the planning excitement seems to have moved on to the Planning White Paper. But I still think the Class E changes have very significant, and immediate, effects. And some of those effects are really quite counter-intuitive. Here are my favourite quirks and curiosities so far.
Planning applications numbers within London’s West End showed strong growth in July, creeping closer to ‘normal’ levels, but there seems to have been an August holiday blip.
As UK GDP shows a slow uptick, so too does planning activity in London’s West End, growing by c. 12% on last month.
May’s planning activity for London’s West End shows a 50% decline in May but a much slower rate of decline than April.
Preliminary figures suggest that planning applications in London’s West End fell by over 1/3rd in April as the lock-down set in.