This Glenigan provided dataset contains quarterly permissions for units granted planning permission in England for the given time period. Data is given as a rolling annual average.
These figures are provided here to give contextual information to users, and have not been designated as National Statistics. On an ongoing basis, figures are revised to ensure that any duplicates are removed, and also to include any projects that local planning authorities may not have processed: they are therefore subject to change, and the latest quarter's provisional figures tend to be revised upwards.
Units granted residential planning permission are recorded when a residential development site receives:
detailed residential planning permission; or
approval of reserved matters.
The figures exclude elderly people’s homes, hostels, student accommodation and tourist accommodation. They include residential units on mixed use developments (commercial and residential). They are for England only.
Units from different phases of a single residential development site are included in these figures only when planning permission is obtained for that phase.
To avoid double counting, units on residential development sites with planning permission are excluded where the residential development site has already received a planning permission within the previous twelve months. Only the units from the most recent planning permission are included.
Where multiple planning permissions are given to a residential development site in the same quarter, only the most recent planning permission is included for the purpose of counting units with permission.
It is not possible to use these annual figures to estimate the total stock of units on uncompleted sites with permission.