PLANNERS TOP THE PERFORMANCE TABLES
sees the fastest level of planning decisions
in the borough of Hounslow. 80% of applications
receive a decision within 8 weeks well above
the borough average and the norm in neighbouring
parts of London.
Ealing Borough the figure is 58% and 59% in
Hammersmith and Fulham.
numbers of planning applications are being
processed faster than ever with a 16% increase
in applications being decided within the governments
8 week target, compared to last year. The figures,
outlined in the Development Control Annual
Report, show that Hounslow’s planning committees
are deciding applications more consistently,
and faster, than neighbouring boroughs.
planning applications were lodged with the
Council during 2001/02 covering everything
from works to trees up to the proposed 28 storey
‘Chiswick West Development’. 3051 planning
decisions were made during the same period,
an average of 600 per area committee.
key achievements during the last year include:
of Conservation Areas in Grove Park, Chiswick
A new Conservation Area statement has
been produced for Strand on the Green.
Extensive consultation with residents
and stakeholders about the revision of
Applications to the Council have almost doubled
since 1992, with over 700 applications being
submitted per month now compared to around
400 ten years ago. The improvement in performance
is likely to put Hounslow into the top 24%
of London Boroughs.
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