Publication - Statistics

Planning Authority Performance Statistics 2013/14

Published: 24 Jul 2014
Part of:
Statistics
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.

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Planning Authority Performance Statistics 2013/14
Annual Planning Performance Statistics, 2013/14

39 page PDF

1.3 MB

Annual Planning Performance Statistics, 2013/14

Published 24th JULY 2014

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.

Local Development Planning Applications

Local developments include applications for household extensions and loft conversions etc, smaller housing and retail developments, as well as various other types of local developments.

Latest Year (excludes legacy cases)

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The total number of local development decisions increased by 2.4% from 29,330 in 2012/13 to 30,030 in 2013/14.

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The average decision time for local developments has improved by almost 6 days to 10.6 weeks for the year 2013/14, from 11.4 weeks in the previous year.

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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.

Latest Quarter (excludes legacy cases)

Chart 1: Local Development Planning Applications - Number of decisions

Chart 1: Local Development Planning Applications - Number of decisions

Chart 2: Local Development Planning Applications - Average decision time (weeks)

Chart 2: Local Development Planning Applications - Average decision time (weeks)

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The average decision time for local developments improved to 10.5 weeks in the fourth quarter of 2013/14, down from the previous quarter (10.7 weeks) and from the comparable quarter in 2012/13 (11.9 weeks).

These figures exclude pre 3rd August 2009 legacy cases - see Section 4 for data on local applications that include legacy cases.

Major Development Planning Applications

These include applications for developments of 50 or more homes, as well as certain waste, water, transport and energy-related developments, larger retail developments, and other types of major developments.

Latest Year (excludes legacy cases)

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The total number of major development decisions increased by 29.8% from 238 in 2012/13 to 309 in 2013/14.

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The average decision time for major developments has improved by more than 12 days to 34.6 weeks for the year 2013/14, from 36.3 weeks in the previous year.

Latest Quarter (excludes legacy cases)

Chart 3: Major Development Planning Applications - Number of decisions

Chart 3: Major Development Planning Applications - Number of decisions

Chart 4: Major Development Planning Applications - Average decision time (weeks)

Chart 4: Major Development Planning Applications - Average decision time (weeks)

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The average decision time improved to 35.2 weeks in quarter 4 of 2013/14, down from the previous quarter (36.2 weeks) and from the comparable quarter in 2012/13 (36.6 weeks)

These figures exclude pre 3rd August 2009 legacy cases - see Section 5 for data on major applications that include legacy cases.


Contact

Email: Dorothy Watson