Birmingham City Council

Planning Appeal Performance



To ensure planning applications are determined in accordance with adopted national and local planning policies, we monitor applications that have been tested at appeal by the Planning Inspectorate.

A high % of appeals dismissed by the Inspectorate (ie won by the Council) is a good indication that we are making the right decisions, in planning policy terms.

The national average is 64%. This is how we have done over the last few years.

Find out more about Planning Appeals here.


2012/13 2011/12 2010/11
Decisions 112 104 131
Dismissed 68 (61%) 68 (65%) 100 (76%)
Allowed 38 54 28
Part Allowed 6 3 3

This is how we are doing so far for this year


Month Number of Appeals Dismissed
April 2012 4 50%
May 2012 17 59%
June 2012 5 71%
July 2012 6 60%
August 2012 3 67%
September 2012 18 45%
October 2012 11 64%
November 2012 12 67%
December 2012 6 33%
January 2013 12 83%
February 2013 2 100%
March 2013 14 57%
April 2013 8 75%
May 2013 15 80%
June 2013 15 67%
July 2013 9 67%
August 2013 12 83%
September 2013 3 100%
October 2013 10 60%
November 2013 14 71%
December 2013 14 71%
January 2014 7 43%
February 2014 13 85%
March 2014 16 87%
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Last Updated : 4th April 2014