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Planning Authority Performance Statistics 2013/14

Planning Authority Performance Statistics 2013/14

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ISBN: 9781784126896

This report presents statistics on planning decision-making and timescales across the years 2012/13 and 2013/14. It is based on quarterly data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012). Longer term trends are also presented where data for earlier years is available in a comparable format.

Executive Summary

In the latest year the total number of local development decisions increased by 2.4% from 29,330 in 2012/13 to 30,030 in 2013/14. The average decision time for local developments (excluding legacy cases) has improved by almost 6 days to 10.6 weeks for the year 2013/14, from 11.4 weeks in the previous year. The percentage of local developments decided within 2 months has improved to 72.7% in 2013/14, compared to 69.4% in the previous year.

 

The total number of major development decisions increased by 29.8% from 238 in 2012/13 to 309 in 2013/14. The average decision time for major developments (excluding legacy cases) has improved by more than 12 days to 34.6 weeks for the year 2013/14, from 36.3 weeks in the previous year.