Planning performance statistics: second quarter, 2016-2017

This report presents the latest summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for July to September 2016 (Quarter 2).

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 two of 2016/17 there were 396 applications that were subject to a processing agreement, and 82.6% of these were decided within agreed timescales. ( Quarter 2, 2016/17 - Table 1). This is the largest number of applications that have been subject to a processing agreement since the start of this data collection in quarter one of 2012/13.

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

Category of development Number of Decisions % Within Agreed Timescales
Major Applications 17 100.0%
Local Applications 318 83.0%
EIA Developments 0 -
Other Consents 61 75.4%
Total 396 82.6%


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