High numbers of planning applications approved in UK

Research by Sirius Property Finance has revealed that, on average, 84% of planning applications are successful every month in the UK. In total, almost 24,500 planning applications are received monthly, and just over 20,500 are accepted. The South East is delivering the highest volume, at 3,772 successful applications (making up 18.4% of the UK total), while Wales has the highest monthly success rate, with 97% of planning applications being given the green light. These positive planning approval rates were reflected in the huge number of visitors we welcomed at the Build It Live South East show earlier this year – and it’s clear to see that self builders are feeling more confident about moving forward with their projects in 2023.

22 March 2023