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Information relating to planning application appeals: EIR release

Published: 17 Feb 2021

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

Published:
17 Feb 2021
Information relating to planning application appeals: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202100145010
Date received: 26 Jan 2021
Date responded: 12 Feb 2021
Information requested

Please provide the exact same information as provided in FOI 202000114441, in response to points one and two broken down for the years i) 2010-11 ii) 2011-12 iii) 2012-13 iv) 2013-14 v) 2014- 15. Please also provide the data for 2020-21 up to the date of this new FOI request.

In addition, please also provide the data provided in response to points one and two of the above FOI request (i.e. the one in the above link: FOI-202000114441) specifically in relation to Edinburgh City Council broken down by each financial year from 2010/11 - 2020/21.

 

Response

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

This 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 your request.

Please find below, in tables 1 and 2, a breakdown of the information you requested.

Please note that Table 1 contains information relating to the first point in your request, that is to say, data broken down by the years 2010 to 2015 (inclusive) . Points 1c and 1d, below Table 1, responds to the latter part of your first point, regarding the additional period of 21 November 2020 until 26 January 2021.

Table 2 provides the information you requested, broken down by each financial year from 2010 to 2021( inclusive) in relation to the City of Edinburgh Council.

1. The number of planning appeals that have been overturned on appeal (as in column 1 a) and the number of valid planning permission appeals received ( as in column 1 b) in the period *20 November to 19 November for the years specified are held in the table below :

Table 1

Period (2010
until 2015
inclusive)            

1 a)
Number of planning permission
decisions overturned on appeal   

1 b)
Number of valid planning
permission appeals received   

2010-11

88

226

2011-12

110

284

2012-13

109

294

2013-14

125

238

2014-15

105

259

1 c) The number of planning authority planning permission decisions overturned on appeal in the period 20 November 2020 to 26 January 2021 was 17
1 d) The number of valid planning permission appeals received in the period 20 November 2020 to 26 January 2021 was 37

2. a) The number of City of Edinburgh Council planning permission decisions overturned on appeal and b) the number of valid planning permission appeals received in the period **01 April to 31 March for the following years :

Table 2

Period 2010 -
2021 (up until

2 a) Number of City of Edinburgh
Planning Permission decisions
overturned on appeal                       

2 b) Number of valid City of
Edinburgh Council related
planning permission appeals
received                                           

2010-11

6

33

2011-12

14

26

2012-13

10

22

2013-14

8

28

2014-15

13

60

2015-16

23

52

2016-17

14

24

2017-18

8

40

2018-19

17

54

2019-20

19

39

2020-21

5

16 (as at 26 January 2021)

* The period provided in relation to Questions 1 a), b) and c) cover the periods of 20 November to 19 November of each year. (As was provided in FOI 202000114441)
** The periods provided in relation to Questions 2 a) and b) cover the financial year as requested in your request of 26th January.

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