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Planning Performance Statistics, 2016/17, Q3

Planning Performance Statistics, 2016/17, Q3

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528919

This report presents the latest summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for October to December 2016 (Quarter 3), as well as historic data going back to quarter one of 2012/13. It is based on data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

Executive Summary

Latest quarterly statistics on planning applications decided in October to December 2016 show that the average decision time for local developments was three days slower than the previous quarter, but one day faster than the equivalent quarter in the previous year.

The average decision time for major developments was more than ten and a half weeks faster than the previous quarter but one and a half weeks slower than the equivalent quarter in the previous year.