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Planning performance statistics: fourth quarter 2017-2018 and annual

Published: 24 Jul 2018

Latest summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for the year April 2017 to March 2018, as well as historic data going back to 2013-2014.

Planning performance statistics: fourth quarter 2017-2018 and annual
11. Enforcement Activity

11. Enforcement Activity

Enforcement covers the actions that can be taken when developments happen without permission or when conditions have not been followed. There can be a variety of actions that are taken. Authorities have powers to serve notices asking for more information about a development. They can stop a development that does not have permission, or where the development does not follow the conditions attached to the permission which was granted. The Authority can also issue a fixed penalty or refer the matter to the Procurator Fiscal.

The total number of enforcement cases taken up in 2017/18 was 5,309. Of these cases there were 546 notices served, with 6 being reported to the Procurator Fiscal and 1 case resulting in prosecution. In 2016/17 there were 5,524 cases taken up, 542 notices served, 4 reports to the Procurator Fiscal and 2 cases resulting in prosecution ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 32).


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