Planning performance statistics: first quarter, 2016-2017

The latest summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for April to June 2016.

4. Processing Agreements

Some local authorities use processing agreements where the developer and the local authority agree on timescales for decisions. When an application is subject to a processing agreement it is removed from average decision time calculations and reported separately. In quarter one of 2016/17 there were 281 applications that were subject to a processing agreement, and 77.6% of these were processed within agreed timescales. ( Quarter 1, 2016/17 - Table 1)

Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2016/17, Quarter 1

Category of development Number of Decisions % Within Agreed Timescales
Major Applications 30 50.0%
Local Applications 215 79.5%
EIA Developments 0 -
Other Consents 36 88.9%
Total 281 77.6%


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