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)
Annex A – Distribution of Decision Times for Major Applications

Annex A – Distribution of Decision Times for Major Applications

Each column of dots shows the distribution of decision times for the applications in the category. Each dot represents one application (some dots land on top of one other). Where there were two or more applications horizontal lines show the mean and median decision times.

The overall average decision time figures for Major Applications of 31.7 and 40.1 weeks for quarters three and four have been influenced by a number of lengthier decision times, including 19 decision times of longer than a year – seven in quarter three and twelve in quarter four. Three of the seven in quarter three and two of the twelve in quarter four had decision times of two years or more.

Chart 22: Distribution of decision times in quarter three 2019/20 for major applications
Scatter plot showing the distribution of average decision times for major applications determined in Quarter 3 by development type.
Chart 23: Distribution of decision times in quarter four 2019/20 for major applications
Scatter plot showing the distribution of average decision times for major applications determined in Quarter 4 by development type.

Housing Major - In quarter three five Major Housing applications had decision times of more than one year, the longest taking three years. The average decision time of 33.7 weeks was significantly influenced by the application with the longest decision time; the average decision time for the remaining 28 applications was 29.4 weeks, more than four weeks quicker. In quarter four, eight Major Housing applications had decision times of more than one year, the longest taking four years. The average decision time (49.2 weeks) was significantly influenced by the application taking four years with the remaining 22 applications averaging 41.9 weeks, more than seven weeks quicker.


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