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
4. Processing Agreements

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 (Year End, 2018/19 – Table 1).

Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2018/19, Quarter 3 and 4

  Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Category of development Number of Decisions % Within Agreed Timescales Number of Decisions % Within Agreed Timescales
Major Applications 28 78.6% 26 73.1%
Local Applications 546 80.2% 538 76.6%
EIA Developments 0 - 3 100.0%
Other Consents 109 78.9% 113 73.5%
Total 683 79.9% 680 76.0%

In the last six months of 2018/19 there were 1,363 applications decided that had processing agreements, 260 (23.6%) more than the same period in the previous year.

In quarter three 7.9% of all applications (683 of 8,696) had processing agreements, in quarter four this increased to 8.4% (680 of 8,070) 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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