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Planning performance statistics: first quarter, 2017-2018

The latest statistics on planning application decision-making and timescales for quarter 1 of 2017 and data going back to quarter one of 2013-2014.

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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 2017/18 there were 471 applications that were subject to a processing agreement, and 80.3 per cent of these were decided within agreed timescales ( Quarter 1, 2017/18 – Table 1).

Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2017/18, Quarter 1

Category of development Number of Decisions % Within Agreed Timescales
Major Applications 26 69.2%
Local Applications 379 81.5%
EIA Developments 2 100.0%
Other Consents 64 76.6%
Total 471 80.3%

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