Minor applications approval/permission rate

Why and how do we measure this data?

The Council is focused on making good planning decisions and seeks to work with applicants and other interested parties to achieve positive outcomes where possible. Hence, the Council is interested in how many applications it is able to approve as a percentage of the whole. Whilst it is not possible, or indeed desirable, to permit all applications the Council is keen to grant development which helps meet the needs of people who live, work and visit the District, whilst protecting the quality of the built and natural environments. 

What information can I see?

You will find the information below, both embedded in the web page, in this case as a spreadsheet and a chart, and also available to download in several formats at the bottom of the page.

The information on this page is updated quarterly.


The Council has been able to approve 80.81% (84.79% in 2014/15) of minor applications in 2015/16 which equates to more than 3 out of 4 applications decided. Minor applications cover a wide range of developments including small scale housing schemes (fewer than 10 units) as well as business and other forms of commercial development

Last updated: 10/10/2016
Portfolio Holder: Cllr Vicki Weston
Contact email: performance@winchester.gov.uk