Publication - Statistics

Planning performance statistics 2019/2020: quarterly (October to March)

Published: 21 Jul 2020
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Building, planning and design
ISBN:
9781839608933

Summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for April 2019 to March 2020 with historic data going back to 2015/2016. It is based on data we collect from local and planning authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

Planning performance statistics 2019/2020: quarterly (October to March)
9. Clock Stops

9. Clock Stops

Tables 2 and 3 show the number of applications where the clock was stopped by the planning authority for applications decided in quarters three and four of 2019/20.

In the final six months of 2019/20 31 local authorities provided information on particular delays for 1,164 applications that were outwith their control and on which it was agreed it was appropriate to stop the clock for periods of time; 610 from 28 authorities in quarter three and 554 across 31 authorities in quarter four. In the previous year clock stopped periods were reported for 463 applications across 30 local authorities in quarter three and for 490 applications across 30 local authorities in quarter four.

Table 2: Clock stops by planning authority 1, 2019/20, Quarter 3
Planning Authority Total applications not subject to processing agreements decided in 2019/20 Q3 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 173 7 4.0% 9.2
Aberdeenshire 453 6 1.3% 8.8
Angus 160 0 0.0% -
Argyll and Bute 329 47 14.3% 19.0
Cairngorms National Park (NP) 3 0 0.0% -
Clackmannanshire 62 11 17.7% 6.0
Dumfries and Galloway 236 5 2.1% 12.1
Dundee City 164 6 3.7% 18.0
East Ayrshire 134 11 8.2% 25.5
East Dunbartonshire 178 60 33.7% 6.2
East Lothian 266 34 12.8% 16.0
East Renfrewshire 168 3 1.8% 12.6
City of Edinburgh 863 2 0.2% 31.9
Falkirk 137 1 0.7% 50.4
Fife 352 0 0.0% -
Glasgow City 656 140 21.3% 11.8
Highland 682 33 4.8% 17.5
Inverclyde 82 6 7.3% 15.7
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs NP 62 19 30.6% 13.8
Midlothian 130 10 7.7% 20.6
Moray 180 57 31.7% 9.5
Na h-Eileanan Siar 121 2 1.7% 47.6
North Ayrshire 137 7 5.1% 11.1
North Lanarkshire 217 8 3.7% 17.5
Orkney Islands 73 31 42.5% 9.3
Perth and Kinross 385 22 5.7% 15.9
Renfrewshire 184 31 16.8% 15.2
Scottish Borders 177 0 0.0% -
Shetland Islands 84 9 10.7% 5.3
South Ayrshire 211 0 0.0% -
South Lanarkshire 401 6 1.5% 25.5
Stirling 175 0 0.0% -
West Dunbartonshire 55 31 56.4% 8.8
West Lothian 234 5 2.1% 20.6
SCOTLAND 7,924 610 7.7% 13.0

1. Applications subject to Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.

Table 3: Clock stops by planning authority 1, 2019/20, Quarter 4
Planning Authority Total applications not subject to processing agreements decided in 2019/20 Q4 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 164 6 3.7% 17.3
Aberdeenshire 349 6 1.7% 0.9
Angus 144 0 0.0% -
Argyll and Bute 315 43 13.7% 12.1
Cairngorms National Park (NP) 0 - - -
Clackmannanshire 71 7 9.9% 2.9
Dumfries and Galloway 211 3 1.4% 9.3
Dundee City 122 9 7.4% 8.6
East Ayrshire 104 7 6.7% 10.9
East Dunbartonshire 145 57 39.3% 4.7
East Lothian 242 22 9.1% 22.8
East Renfrewshire 186 1 0.5% 17.1
City of Edinburgh 929 12 1.3% 24.8
Falkirk 124 2 1.6% 5.8
Fife 440 5 1.1% 17.1
Glasgow City 520 126 24.2% 12.6
Highland 640 31 4.8% 24.3
Inverclyde 72 13 18.1% 7.5
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs NP 69 20 29.0% 10.9
Midlothian 115 12 10.4% 21.9
Moray 138 40 29.0% 7.6
Na h-Eileanan Siar 113 6 5.3% 10.0
North Ayrshire 133 8 6.0% 8.5
North Lanarkshire 169 8 4.7% 6.3
Orkney Islands 69 18 26.1% 7.8
Perth and Kinross 343 12 3.5% 8.2
Renfrewshire 131 19 14.5% 18.2
Scottish Borders 180 0 0.0% -
Shetland Islands 89 12 13.5% 7.0
South Ayrshire 182 3 1.6% 5.7
South Lanarkshire 363 9 2.5% 27.0
Stirling 114 1 0.9% 6.7
West Dunbartonshire 74 25 33.8% 8.4
West Lothian 185 11 5.9% 39.9
SCOTLAND 7,245 554 7.6% 12.6

1. Applications subject to Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.


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