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Planning performance statistics: 2018-2019 midyear

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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4. Processing Agreements

Some local authorities use processing agreements where the developer and the local authority agree on timescales for decisions. When an application is subject to a processing agreement it is removed from average decision time calculations and reported separately (Midyear, 2018/19 – Table 1).

Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2018/19, Quarter 1 and 2

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Category of development

Number of Decisions

% Within Agreed Timescales

Number of Decisions

% Within Agreed Timescales

Major Applications

26

61.5%

35

77.1%

Local Applications

537

72.6%

514

77.0%

EIA Developments

3

66.7%

3

66.7%

Other Consents

108

71.3%

130

56.9%

Total

674

72.0%

682

73.2%

In the first six months of 2018/19 there were 1,356 applications decided that had processing agreements, 353 (35%) more than the same period in the previous year.

In quarter one 7.2% of all applications (674 of 9,406) had processing agreements, in quarter two this increased to 7.5% (682 of 9,099) of all applications having a processing agreement.

Chart 29: Proportion of applications with Processing Agreements

Chart 29: Proportion of applications with Processing Agreements

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