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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.

Planning performance statistics: annual and quarterly reports, 2016-2017
11. Enforcement Activity

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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