Residential planning approvals dipped 12 per cent in Great Britain for Q1 2014 compared with the previous quarter, but remain 12 per cent up on Q1 2013 figures.
There were 50,525 residential planning approvals for Q1 2014, compared with 57,678 in Q4 2013, according to statistics released by the Home Builders Federation and Glenigan.
However, this was a 12 per cent increase on Q1 2013 approvals, which stood at 44,924.
The number of private sector projects receiving planning approval for Q1 2014 was 581, 23 per cent down on the prior quarter, which saw 755 approvals and 12 per cent down on the same period in 2013, which saw 657 approvals.
Social housing planning approvals for Q1 2014 stood at 7,129, compared with 8,518 per cent in the previous quarter and 7,952 for Q1 2013.