Planning performance statistics: fourth quarter 2017-2018 and annual

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.

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1. Figures exclude pre 3 rd August 2009 legacy cases.

2. Figures exclude processing agreements where the developer and the local authority agree on timescales for decisions.

3. Local developments include applications for changes to individual houses and smaller developments for new housing as well as applications covering areas of development such as minerals, business & industry, waste management, electricity generation, freshwater fish farming, marine finfish farming, marine shellfish farming, telecommunications, Approval of Matters Specified in Conditions ( AMSCs) and other developments.

4. Major developments include applications for 50 or more homes, as well as certain waste, water, transport and energy-related developments, larger retail developments, and other types of major developments. Classification between local and major developments depends on the particular development type. For example, housing developments are classed as major when the application is for 50 or more dwellings or for a site that exceeds two hectares, whereas electricity generation is classed as major when the capacity of the generating station is or exceeds 20 megawatts.

5. Figures exclude pre 3 rd August 2009 legacy cases and processing agreements.

6. Applications for Approval of Matters Specified in Conditions ( AMSCs) relate to conditions attached to planning permission in principle requiring the further approval, consent or agreement of the planning authority for any detailed aspect of the development.

7. The validation date, from which the time period for determination runs, is the date when the final piece of information for an application is received from the applicant.


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