Applications for Local Developments (excludes legacy cases)
There were 13,391 local development applications subject to average time calculations in the first six months of 2018/19, 425 fewer than the equivalent period in the previous year. The average decision time for these local development applications was 8.9 weeks, the same as in the equivalent period in the previous year.
The average decision time for the 6,796 local development applications decided in quarter one was 8.9 weeks. In quarter two 6,595 applications had an average decision time of 8.8 weeks, matching the quickest time for any previous quarter.
Chart 1: Applications for Local Developments (excluding legacy cases)
In addition a number of applications were concluded that were subject to separate processing agreements, these are not included in average time calculations. In quarter one of 2018/19 there were 537 local development applications with processing agreements, 72.6% of these applications met agreed timescales that had been set between developers and local authorities. In quarter two there were 514, 77.0% meeting the agreed timescales.
There were also three Local Development pre 3rd August 2009 legacy cases concluded. Further details about legacy cases can be seen in Section 10.
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