ECON 2: Cost per planning application
Summary definition

This indicator is a measure of the total cost involved per planning application.

Why do we measure this?

Although spend on planning accounts for a relatively small amount of overall spend this is a strategically important area in terms of the future development and use of land in our towns, cities and countryside. An efficient and well-functioning planning service plays an important role in facilitating sustainable economic growth and delivering high quality development in the right places.

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