Planning performance statistics 2019/2020: annual

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).

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6. Delegation Rates

Schemes of Delegation identify who will make the planning authority's decision on different types of planning application, whether it be an appointed officer or elected members. This also influences the route for any subsequent appeal. These schemes are required by legislation and are available on the websites of each planning authority.

The delegation rates shown below measure the proportion of planning decisions that are made by appointed officers. The delegation rate for 2019/20 was 96.3%. This is the highest delegation rate since 2012/13.

Table 3: Percentage of all applications delegated in period
2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
96.3% 95.8% 95.7% 95.3% 94.9% 94.5% 92.6% 91.2%



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