I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to kindly request the following information from the authority’s planning department
The total number of times an extension to a Planning Performance Agreement PPA has been requested to house builders in the past five years
The reasons why an extension has been requested
The number of properties that have been refused planning permission in the past 5 years in the authorities’ area
The total number of applications to the authority in the past 5 years
The number of times an application has gone beyond 12 weeks in 5 years
The number of times an application has taken more than
6, 12, 18 and 24 months in the past five years
Please provide the information in the form of an Excel table attached to this email
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.
In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.
I can advise you that some of the information you require can be found on our website, brentwood.gov.uk if you enter details on the advanced search, then the dates that you require then search, this will bring all the applications up for a certain period of time.
I have also attached a copy of your spreadsheet with information that you have requested. You will see that I have changed the number of weeks to reflect how the department works, the time period is from 01.04.11 to 31.03.16.