Planning Performance Statistics 2021/2022: Annual and Quarterly (October 2021 to March 2022)

Statistics on planning application decision-making timescales for 2021-2022. Data are collected as part of the Planning Performance Framework from local and planning authorities. Quarters 3 and 4 statistics are also published. Historic annual statistics back to 2017-2018 are presented.

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7. Delegation and Approval Rates

Schemes of Delegation identify who makes the decision on different types of planning application, whether it be an appointed officer or elected members. This also influences the route for any subsequent appeal. These schemes are required by legislation and are available on the websites of each planning authority. The delegation rate measures the proportion of planning decisions that are made by appointed officers.

The delegation rate for 2021/22 was 96.5%. This rate has been increasing slightly in recent years.

The overall rate of approval of applications was 94.3%. The approval rate has been around 94% for many years.



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