Publication - Statistics

Planning performance statistics 2019/2020: annual

Published: 21 Jul 2020
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Building, planning and design

Summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for April 2019 to March 2020 with historic data going back to 2012/13. It is based on data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

Planning performance statistics 2019/2020: annual
9. Enforcement Activity

9. Enforcement Activity

Enforcement covers the actions that can be taken when developments happen without permission or when conditions have not been followed. There can be a variety of actions that are taken. Authorities have powers to serve notices asking for more information about a development. They can stop a development that does not have permission, or where the development does not follow the conditions attached to the permission which was granted. The Authority can also issue a fixed penalty or refer the matter to the Procurator Fiscal.

The total number of enforcement cases taken up in 2019/20 was 5,625. There were 567 notices served, two reports to the Procurator Fiscal and two cases resulting in prosecution.