7. Delegation Rates
Schemes of Delegation identify who will make the planning authority's decision on different types of planning application, whether it is an appointed officer or elected members. Delegation rates measure the proportion of planning decisions that are made by appointed officers. The delegation rate for all applications (including legacy applications and applications with processing agreements) for quarter three, 96.4%, was higher than the rate for the same quarter in the previous year (95.7%). The quarter four rate, 95.6%, was also slightly higher than the equivalent rate (95.4%) the previous year (Year End, 2018/19 – Table 20).