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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7. Delegation Rates

Schemes of Delegation identify who will make the planning authority's decision on different types of planning application, whether it is an appointed officer or elected members. Delegation rates measure the proportion of planning decisions that are made by appointed officers. The delegation rate for all applications (including legacy applications) was 95.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2017/18, higher than the previous quarter (95.1 per cent), and quarter one in 2016/17 (95.4 per cent) ( Quarter 1, 2017/18 – Table 20).


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