4. 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 2022/23 was 96.4%. This rate has been fairly constant over the last four years.
The overall rate of approval of applications was 93.5%. The approval rate has been around 94% for many years.
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