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
Annex A – Distribution of Decision Times for Major Applications

Annex A – Distribution of Decision Times for Major Applications

The following charts show the distribution of the decision times for major applications that were concluded in quarter three and quarter four of 2018/19. Each column of dots shows the distribution of decision times for the applications in the category. Each dot represents one application (some dots land on top of one other). Where there were three or more applications horizontal lines show the mean and median decision times.

Chart 34: Distribution of decision times in quarter three 2018/19 for major applications (excludes one legacy case)

Chart 34: Distribution of decision times in quarter three 2018/19 for major applications (excludes one legacy case)

Chart 35: Distribution of decision times in quarter four 2018/19 for major applications (excludes four legacy cases)

Chart 35: Distribution of decision times in quarter four 2018/19 for major applications (excludes four legacy cases)

All Major Applications

The average decision time figures of 26.5 and 34.8 weeks for quarters three and four have been influenced by a number of lengthier decision times, including 12 decision times of longer than a year – seven in quarter three and five in quarter four. Two of the five in quarter four had decision times of longer than two years.

Housing

In quarter three five Major Housing applications had decision times of more than one year. The average decision time of 30.0 weeks was significantly influenced by these five applications with longer decision; the average decision time for the remaining 23 applications was 21.8 weeks.

In quarter four, two Major Housing applications had decision times of more than one year, the longest taking 2.7 years. The average decision time of 37.3 weeks was significantly influenced by these two applications with lengthy decision times; the average decision time for the remaining 16 applications was 27.8 weeks.

Business and Industry

In quarter four, one Major Business and Industry application had a decision time of 2.8 years. The average decision time of 48.9 weeks was significantly influenced by these this lengthy decision time; the average decision time for the remaining three applications was 17.2 weeks.

Other

In quarter three there were two Major Other Development applications with decision times of more than one years. The average decision time of 26.0 weeks was significantly influenced by these two applications with long decision times. The average decision time for the remaining 17 applications was 20.1 weeks.

In quarter four while there were no applications with particularly length decision times, 80% (8 out of 10) applications were decided in a time quicker than the 17.8 week average.


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