Publication - Statistics

Planning performance statistics: annual and quarterly reports, 2016-2017

Published: 25 Jul 2017

Statistics on planning decision-making and timescales between the periods 2012 to 2013 and 2016 to 2017.

11. Enforcement Activity

Enforcement covers the actions that can be taken when developments happen without permission or when conditions have not been followed. There can be a variety of actions that are taken. Authorities have powers to serve notices asking for more information about a development. They can stop a development that does not have permission, or where the development does not follow the conditions attached to the permission which was granted. The Authority can also issue a fixed penalty or refer the matter to the Procurator Fiscal.

The total number of enforcement cases taken up in 2016/17 was 5,524. Of these cases there were 542 notices served, with 4 being reported to the Procurator Fiscal and 2 cases resulting in prosecution. In 2015/16 there were 5,475 cases taken up, 495 notices served, 2 reports to the Procurator Fiscal and 2 cases resulting in prosecution. ( Annual, 2016/17: Table 32)



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