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Planning performance statistics: 2018-2019 midyear

Published: 29 Jan 2019

Latest statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for April to September 2018 (quarters one and two), as well as historic data going back to quarter one of 2014-2015.

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Planning performance statistics: 2018-2019 midyear
9. Clock Stops

9. Clock Stops

In the first six months of 2018/19 29 local authorities provided information on particular delays for 968 applications that were outwith their control and on which it was agreed it was appropriate to stop the clock for periods of time; 490 in quarter one and 478 in quarter 2. In the previous year clock stopped periods were reported for 256 applications across 31 local authorities in quarter one and for 298 applications across 28 local authorities in quarter two. Tables 2 and 3 show the number of applications where the clock was stopped by the planning authority for applications decided in quarters one and two 2018/19.

Table 2: Clock stops by planning authority1, 2018/19, Quarter 1

Planning Authority Total applications decided in 2018/19 Q1 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 263 8 3.0% 56.5
Aberdeenshire 513 7 1.4% 4.2
Angus 160 0 0.0% -
Argyll and Bute 346 23 6.6% 16.1
Cairngorms National Park 1 0 0.0% -
Clackmannanshire 69 9 13.0% 4.8
Dumfries and Galloway 346 18 5.2% 14.2
Dundee City 175 10 5.7% 29.5
East Ayrshire 150 22 14.7% 9.8
East Dunbartonshire 191 46 24.1% 4.9
East Lothian 271 28 10.3% 14.7
East Renfrewshire 191 1 0.5% 6.0
City of Edinburgh 929 0 0.0% -
Falkirk 177 7 4.0% 9.8
Fife 521 7 1.3% 3.4
Glasgow City 558 74 13.3% 13.1
Highland 738 53 7.2% 22.2
Inverclyde 91 7 7.7% 8.5
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 56 6 10.7% 18.8
Midlothian 131 14 10.7% 16.5
Moray 183 48 26.2% 7.0
Na h-Eileanan Siar 106 1 0.9% 26.3
North Ayrshire 172 4 2.3% 4.6
North Lanarkshire 248 2 0.8% 65.7
Orkney Islands 100 8 8.0% 3.8
Perth and Kinross 425 28 6.6% 12.6
Renfrewshire 236 25 10.6% 6.8
Scottish Borders 211 0 0.0% -
Shetland Islands 68 5 7.4% 4.4
South Ayrshire 229 0 0.0% -
South Lanarkshire 451 5 1.1% 15.2
Stirling 186 0 0.0% -
West Dunbartonshire 68 17 25.0% 8.8
West Lothian 172 7 4.1% 53.2
Scotland 8,732 490 5.6% 13.5

1. Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.

Table 3: Clock stops by planning authority1, 2018/19, Quarter 2

Planning Authority Total applications decided in 2018/19 Q2 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 218 8 3.7% 19.5
Aberdeenshire 560 8 1.4% 7.3
Angus 152 0 0.0% -
Argyll and Bute 314 26 8.3% 17.8
Cairngorms National Park 0 - - -
Clackmannanshire 51 7 13.7% 4.2
Dumfries and Galloway 294 10 3.4% 15.5
Dundee City 160 7 4.4% 7.1
East Ayrshire 164 32 19.5% 7.4
East Dunbartonshire 180 43 23.9% 4.3
East Lothian 278 18 6.5% 20.5
East Renfrewshire 215 3 1.4% 5.0
City of Edinburgh 861 3 0.3% 98.8
Falkirk 138 7 5.1% 13.1
Fife 530 10 1.9% 12.7
Glasgow City 584 54 9.2% 11.3
Highland 684 43 6.3% 15.8
Inverclyde 101 14 13.9% 7.4
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 70 11 15.7% 14.9
Midlothian 127 5 3.9% 13.9
Moray 167 52 31.1% 11.2
Na h-Eileanan Siar 105 1 1.0% 27.3
North Ayrshire 164 6 3.7% 6.5
North Lanarkshire 199 2 1.0% 23.8
Orkney Islands 104 16 15.4% 17.0
Perth and Kinross 423 34 8.0% 16.2
Renfrewshire 175 23 13.1% 13.9
Scottish Borders 211 0 0.0% -
Shetland Islands 58 7 12.1% 3.6
South Ayrshire 199 0 0.0% -
South Lanarkshire 432 3 0.7% 10.2
Stirling 201 0 0.0% -
West Dunbartonshire 57 17 29.8% 8.1
West Lothian2 241 8 3.3% 24.6
Scotland 8,417 478 5.7% 12.7

1. Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.

2. Legacy cases are not included in this analysis


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