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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8. Delegation Rates

Schemes of Delegation identify who will make the planning authority's decision on different types of planning application, whether it be an appointed officer or elected members. This also influences the route for any subsequent appeal. These schemes are required by legislation and are available on the websites of each planning authority.

The delegation rates shown below measure the proportion of planning decisions that are made by appointed officers ( Annual, 2017/18: Table 34). The delegation rate for 2017/18 was 95.7%. This is the highest delegation rate over the past seven years.

Table 5: Percentage of all applications delegated in period

2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11
95.7% 95.3% 94.9% 94.5% 92.6% 91.2% 90.4% 91.2%


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