Planning applications statistics 2022/2023: quarterly (April 2022 to September 2022)

Statistics on planning applications and decision-making timescales for the first two quarters of 2022-2023. Data are collected as part of the Planning Performance Framework from local and planning authorities.

2. Scottish Government Policy Context

The key objective of the planning statistics is to allow Scottish Government and planning authorities to monitor the planning system with regard to the volume of applications submitted and timeliness of deciding those applications. These statistics form part of the wider planning performance framework (Go to Planning Performance Framework – Heads of Planning Scotland web page).

Everyone involved in planning has a role to play in the effective delivery of the planning service. The Planning Performance Framework offers a balanced measurement of the overall quality of each planning service and is used to promote continuous improvement. The Framework captures key elements of a high-performing planning service and comprises a mix of qualitative and quantitative performance measures which show the variety of work that takes place in authorities, their cross-cutting role and the places that are created through planning and decision-making.



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