Understanding user needs for planning statistics

Closed 12 Jan 2023

Opened 10 Nov 2022


Do you use or are you interested in using official planning statistics? If so, we'd really like to hear your views on how you use them and how they could be improved.

Planning statistics support a large and diverse user community in the UK. Statisticians across central government and the devolved administrations are working together to improve the public value of official statistics related to the planning process.

When we talk about official planning statistics, we are particularly concerned with:

  • planning applications and decisions
  • planning enforcements and convictions
  • land use and land use change
  • vacant and derelict land use
  • green belt data
  • planning appeals data
  • biodiversity net gain data

This survey is being conducted by the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Housing coherence team and responses may be shared with devolved administrations and central government departments. Your responses will shape the work of statisticians to improve the quality and value of these statistics.

Survey responses will be used and stored securely as outlined in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Privacy Policy.


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