Which London boroughs had the most approved planning permission applications in the last 12 years?
With an uncertain housing market, it looks like more homeowners will be looking at renovating rather than moving house, which is good news for builders working on extensions and refurbs.
Housing experts at Sellhousefast.uk have identified the areas of London with the most planning approvals in the last 12 years – for both large changes to existing properties and the building of new houses. The research was conducted by collating data from the London Data Store, analysing and grouping all ‘live and completed approved planning permissions’ from 2006 to December 2018.
These six boroughs had the highest number of live or completed approved planning permissions:
Croydon (3,865), Westminster (3,674), Wandsworth (3,488), Ealing (3,159),
Barnet (3,078) and finally Hackney with 3,046.
These six boroughs had the least number of live or completed approved planning permissions since 2006:
Kingston upon Thames (1,331), Sutton (1,307), Greenwich (1,199), Bexley (1,086), Barking and Dagenham (711) and predictably City of London comes in last with 411.