Planning performance statistics: annual report 2018-2019

Annual statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for 2012-2013 to 2018-2019, based on quarterly data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

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6. 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, 2018/19: Table 34). The delegation rate for 2018/19 was 95.8%. This is the highest delegation rate over the past seven years.

Table 5: Percentage of all applications delegated in period

2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11
95.8% 95.7% 95.3% 94.9% 94.5% 92.6% 91.2% 90.4% 91.2%



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