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Comparison of success rates for planning appeals in the East Midlands

There is significant variability across the local planning authorities in the East Midlands in their performance in defending planning appeals.  Appealfinder's comparison tables for the past 3 years of PINS statistics are below, revealing some uncomfortable truths about the likelihood of success for s78 planning appeals for appellants and local planning authorities alike.

LPAs with the highest and lowest planning appeal success rates

The LPAs in the East Midlands with the best records for successfully defending their s78 appeals in 2020/21 were Corby (0%), Gelding (8%), Charnwood (10%) and West Lindsey (10%), all significantly less than the national average of 25% of appeals overturned/ allowed by the Planning Inspectorate.  They all experienced significant improvements on the previous 12 months.

NB. This assessment excludes authorities with 5 or fewer appeals in the year (generally County Councils and smaller authorities) as statistically insignificant.

At the bottom of the East Midlands league table this year was Erewash with 50% of its appeals allowed, followed by Wellingborough with 40%.

s78 planning appeals in the East Midlands 2020/21 2019/20 2018/19
number decided % allowed number decided % allowed number decided % allowed
Amber Valley 14 14% 16 19% 18 6%
Ashfield 19 32% 33 39% 14 29%
Bassetlaw 19 16% 38 18% 33 36%
Blaby 9 22% 11 18% 10 20%
Bolsover 1 100% 9 11% 7 43%
Boston 9 11% 18 39% 6 18%
Broxtowe 13 23% 13 38% 8 38%
Charnwood 20 10% 29 17% 17 29%
Chesterfield 3 67% 7 29% 4 50%
Corby 6 0% 10 30% 8 25%
Daventry 20 20% 31 26% 13 0%
Derby 10 30% 27 15% 8 50%
Derbyshire county council 0 - 0 - 1 100%
Derbyshire Dales 14 14% 27 41% 12 33%
East Lindsey 15 33% 28 25% 41 24%
East Northamptonshire 22 23% 30 40% 18 28%
Erewash 6 50% 4 0% 5 60%
Gedling 12 8% 16 25% 8 0%
Harborough 17 24% 30 20% 19 47%
High Peak 17 35% 19 32% 13 23%
Hinckley and Bosworth 30 33% 25 36% 26 23%
Kettering 25 20% 23 22% 14 14%
Leicester 19 16% 57 14% 20 15%
Leicestershire county council 2 0% 0 - 0 -
Lincoln 6 17% 9 56% 8 38%
Lincolnshire county council 0 - 1 100% 0 -
Mansfield 5 40% 11 18% 4 25%
Melton 14 21% 12 25% 19 42%
Newark and Sherwood 41 29% 42 26% 34 26%
North East Derbyshire 22 27% 17 41% 26 35%
North Kesteven 13 23% 24 21% 14 21%
North West Leicestershire 9 22% 8 50% 11 27%
Northampton 29 31% 35 49% 26 50%
Northamptonshire county council 0 - 0 - 0 -
Nottingham 26 19% 60 20% 28 32%
Nottinghamshire county council 1 0% 0 - 0 -
Oadby and Wigston 4 0% 8 13% 6 17%
Peak District National Park 17 35% 20 40% 8 38%
Rushcliffe 28 32% 41 32% 20 45%
Rutland 14 36% 13 23% 11 36%
South Derbyshire 12 25% 14 43% 14 21%
South Holland 14 21% 30 13% 19 32%
South Kesteven 30 30% 26 35% 15 13%
South Northamptonshire 15 13% 24 13% 13 15%
Wellingborough 10 40% 11 27% 15 40%
West Lindsey 29 10% 32 25% 29 21%

Change in planning appeal success rates over time

Some LPAs have improving performance, others worsening performance over time. This can reflect one or more of the following factors:
    • progress of a Local Plan
    • change in five year housing land supply position
    • LPAs granting permission more readily after experiencing a previous swathe of appeals (behaviour adjustment)
    • change in officers and/or councillors
    • statistical variance, particularly there are only a small number of appeals

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