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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
7. Percentages under two months – Longer term annual trends for Local Developments

7. Percentages under two months – Longer term annual trends for Local Developments

Annual trends for the percentages of local developments decided within 2 months are shown since 2012/13, the first year legacy cases were analysed separately. These figures exclude local applications that were subject to a processing agreement and the percentage of local applications subject to a procesing agreement has been increasing each year since 2012/13.

7.1 All Local Developments

Numbers of decisions on local applications increased between 2012/13 and 2013/14, but have decreased each year for the latest four years. There were 26,220 local applications (validated post 3rd August 2009) decided during the year 2017/18, and the percentage of these decisions made in less than two months was 74.1%, a slight decrease from 75.4% in the previous year ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 4).

Chart 41: All Local Developments: Number of decisions

Chart 41: All Local Developments: Number of decisions

Chart 42: All Local Developments: Percentage under 2 months

Chart 42: All Local Developments: Percentage under 2 months

7.2 All Local (Non Householder) developments

The number of decisions for local non-householder developments fell to a low of 13,359 applications in 2017/18. The percentage of local (non householder) developments decided within two months was 62.6% in 2017/18, down slightly from the previous year (63.8%) ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 5).

Chart 43: All Local Developments (Non Householder): Number of decisions

Chart 43: All Local Developments (Non Householder): Number of decisions

Chart 44: All Local Developments (Non Householder): Percentage under 2 months

Chart 44: All Local Developments (Non Householder): Percentage under 2 months

7.3 Householder Developments

The number of decisions for householder applications increased from 13,446 in 2012/13 to a high of 14,116 in 2014/15 and has decreased each year since then. For the most recent year the number of decisions fell to a new low of 12,861. The percentage of decisions made in under two months was 86.1%, slightly lower than 87.1% in the previous year ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 6).

Chart 45: Householder Developments: Number of decisions

Chart 45: Householder Developments: Number of decisions

Chart 46: Householder Developments: Percentage under 2 months

Chart 46: Householder Developments: Percentage under 2 months

7.4 Local Housing

The number of decisions for local housing applications fell to a low of 4,768 in 2017/18 . The percentage of decisions made in under two months (for applications validated post 3rd August 2009) was 54.9% ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 10).

Chart 47: Local housing develo pments: Number of decisions

Chart 47: Local housing developments: Number of decisions

Chart 48: Local housing develo pments: Percentage under two months

Chart 48: Local housing developments: Percentage under two months

7.5 Local Business & Industry

The number of decisions made for local business and industry applications fell to a low of 1,609 in the year 2017/18. The percentage of decisions made in under two months was 69.4% ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 12).

Chart 49: Local Business and Industry developments: Number of decsions

Chart 49: Local Business and Industry developments: Number of decsions

Chart 50: Local Business and Industry developments: Percentage under 2 months

Chart 50: Local Business and Industry developments: Percentage under 2 months

7.6 Local Electricity Generation

The number of applications for local electricity generation has dropped every year since 2012/13 to a low of 123 applications in 2017/18. For the most recent year the percentage of decisions made in less than two months is 56.9% up from 40.4% in 2016/17 and the highest percentage in the last six years ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 16).

Chart 51: Local Electricity Generation developments: Number of decisions

Chart 51: Local Electricity Generation developments: Number of decisions

Chart 52: Local Electricity Generation developments: Percentage under 2 months

Chart 52: Local Electricity Generation developments: Percentage under 2 months

7.7 Local Other Developments

After householder developments applications for other developments are the most frequent type of local application. This is the category for developments that do not fall into one of the other specific categories of application and includes, for example, applications for retail developments, food and drink outlets, hotels, hospitals, schools and leisure & tourism developments.

From 2012/13 to 2013/14 there was an improvement in the percentage of decisions made in under two months to a high of 67.7% (for applications validated post 3rd August 2009). The percentage for the latest year is 67.2%, similar to the previous two years (67.3% and 67.4%) ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 20).

Chart 53: Local Other developments: Number of decisions

Chart 53: Local Other developments: Number of decisions

Chart 54: Local Other developments: Percentage under 2 months

Chart 54: Local Other developments: Percentage under 2 months

Information on decisions for other specific categories of local developments is available within the detailed excel tables at: Planning Authority Performance Statistics 2017/18 Annual.


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