New analysis has revealed that only 7% of decisions on called-in applications or recovered appeals made by former Housing Secretary Sajid Javid in the 2017-2018 financial year were made within the government’s own three month target period.

Former chancellor George Osborne stated the three month deadline in his Budget speech in March 2016, designed “to prevent time delays on decisions on infrastructure, housing and regeneration projects”.

There were a total of 69 applications requiring determination by Mr Javid in the 2017-2018 financial year, of which only 5 were decided within the three month target period.