Planning performance statistics: third quarter, 2016-2017

Summary of statistics on planning decision-making and timescales, as well as historic data going back to 2012 to 2013.

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 three of 2016/17 there were 381 applications that were subject to a processing agreement, and 83.5% of these were decided within agreed timescales. ( Quarter 3, 2016/17 - Table 1).

Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2016/17, Quarter 3

Category of development Number of Decisions % Within Agreed Timescales
Major Applications 25 64.0%
Local Applications 312 85.9%
EIA Developments 0 -
Other Consents 44 77.3%
Total 381 83.5%


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