Planning applications submitted between 2015-2020 in local council area: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Information requested

1. For the last five years (2015-2020) how many applications have been received about sites planning flats or other residential dwellings in Aberdeen city boundaries?

2. What % proportion have been found in favour of the appellant?


As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purpose of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004(EIR), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemptions at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

The exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of the request.

  Aberdeen Housing Appeals
YEAR Decided Allowed %age Allowed
2015 5 1 20%
2016 3 1 33%
2017 6 2 33%
2018 2 1 50%
2019 3 1 33%

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