Applications for Local Developments (excludes legacy cases and applications with processing agreements)
There were 11,854 local development applications subject to average time calculations in the last six months of 2018/19, 550 fewer than the same period in the previous year. The average decision time was 9.1 weeks, slightly quicker than the 9.2 weeks for the same period in the previous year.
The average decision time for the 6,155 local development applications decided in quarter three was 8.8 weeks matching the quickest time for any previous quarter. In quarter four 5,699 applications had an average decision time of 9.4 weeks.
Chart 1: Applications for Local Developments (excluding legacy cases and applications with processing agreements)
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 three of 2018/19 there were 546 local development applications with processing agreements, 80.2% of these applications met agreed timescales that had been set between developers and local authorities. In quarter four there were 538, 76.6% 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.