Publication - Statistics

Planning performance statistics: 2018-2019 yearend

Published: 23 Jul 2019
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781839600258

Summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for October 2018 to March 2019 (quarters three and four), as well as historic data going back to quarter one of 2014-2015.

Contents
Planning performance statistics: 2018-2019 yearend
9. Clock Stops

9. Clock Stops

In the last six months of 2018/19 31 authorities provided information on particular delays for 953 applications that were outwith their control and on which it was agreed it was appropriate to stop the clock for periods of time; 463 in quarter three and 490 in quarter four. Tables 2 and 3 show the number of applications where the clock was stopped by the planning authority for applications decided in quarters three and four 2018/19.

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

Planning Authority Total applications decided in 2018/19 Q3 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 188 8 4.3% 38.3
Aberdeenshire 489 4 0.8% 3.9
Angus 154 0 - -
Argyll and Bute 329 16 4.9% 16.8
Cairngorms National Park 1 0 0.0% -
Clackmannanshire 63 1 1.6% 3.1
Dumfries and Galloway 296 15 5.1% 31.3
Dundee City 178 7 3.9% 30.5
East Ayrshire 125 15 12.0% 9.0
East Dunbartonshire 193 40 20.7% 4.2
East Lothian 295 21 7.1% 7.6
East Renfrewshire 159 3 1.9% 17.6
City of Edinburgh 755 2 0.3% 148.1
Falkirk 139 5 3.6% 8.3
Fife 395 10 2.5% 5.2
Glasgow City 661 88 13.3% 10.4
Highland 746 35 4.7% 26.2
Inverclyde 78 5 6.4% 17.2
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 72 25 34.7% 16.7
Midlothian 152 12 7.9% 10.0
Moray 157 37 23.6% 8.5
Na h-Eileanan Siar 99 0 0.0% -
North Ayrshire 127 6 4.7% 8.5
North Lanarkshire 197 4 2.0% 27.5
Orkney Islands 115 21 18.3% 7.7
Perth & Kinross 415 15 3.6% 14.9
Renfrewshire 160 18 11.3% 10.1
Scottish Borders 192 1 0.5% 3.0
Shetland Islands 67 10 14.9% 5.9
South Ayrshire 216 0 0.0% -
South Lanarkshire 350 8 2.3% 30.1
Stirling 196 1 0.5% 23.4
West Dunbartonshire 58 17 29.3% 7.7
West Lothian 196 13 6.6% 16.8
Scotland 8,013 463 5.8% 13.7

1. Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.

2. Legacy cases are not included in this analysis.

Table 3: Clock stops by planning authority1,2, 2018/19, Quarter 4

Planning Authority Total applications decided in 2018/19 Q4 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 189 6 3.2% 18.8
Aberdeenshire 417 6 1.4% 2.5
Angus 136 0 0.0% 0.0
Argyll and Bute 287 30 10.5% 15.3
Cairngorms National Park 0 - - -
Clackmannanshire 62 6 9.7% 6.8
Dumfries and Galloway 321 13 4.0% 33.4
Dundee City 127 7 5.5% 16.3
East Ayrshire 85 7 8.2% 10.5
East Dunbartonshire 145 30 20.7% 4.1
East Lothian 246 17 6.9% 10.5
East Renfrewshire 136 1 0.7% 55.1
City of Edinburgh 777 4 0.5% 121.8
Falkirk 147 2 1.4% 29.9
Fife 414 1 0.2% 2.7
Glasgow City 542 96 17.7% 11.7
Highland 688 38 5.5% 16.9
Inverclyde 74 11 14.9% 11.1
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 80 20 25.0% 12.5
Midlothian 146 18 12.3% 12.2
Moray 128 40 31.3% 8.0
Na h-Eileanan Siar 90 0 0.0% 0.0
North Ayrshire 138 10 7.2% 6.0
North Lanarkshire 155 4 2.6% 90.1
Orkney Islands 98 30 30.6% 8.0
Perth & Kinross 357 14 3.9% 16.5
Renfrewshire 161 31 19.3% 7.6
Scottish Borders 212 3 1.4% 27.2
Shetland Islands 64 4 6.3% 1.8
South Ayrshire 162 2 1.2% 3.8
South Lanarkshire 367 5 1.4% 10.8
Stirling 150 0 0.0% 0.0
West Dunbartonshire 38 14 36.8% 13.5
West Lothian2 251 20 8.0% 40.0
Scotland 7,390 490 6.6% 14.5

1. Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.

2. Legacy cases are not included in this analysis.


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