Publication - Statistics

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

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 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)
4. Processing Agreements

4. Processing Agreements

Some local authorities use processing agreements where the developer and the local authority agree on timescales for decisions. Applications subject to a processing agreement are not included in average decision time calculations.

In the final six months of 2019/20 there were 1,193 applications decided that had processing agreements, 170 fewer than in the same period in the previous year.

In quarter three 7.1% of all applications (604 of 8,528) had processing agreements, in quarter four this increased to 7.5% (589 of 7,834) of all applications having a processing agreement.

Chart 19: Proportion of applications with Processing Agreements
Stacked bar chart showing annual trends since 2015/16 in proportion of applications subject to processing agreements
Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2019/20, 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 75.0% 18 55.6%
Local Applications 497 77.7% 503 80.5%
EIA Developments 2 50.0% 0 -
Other Consents 77 76.6% 68 75.0%
Total 604 77.3% 589 79.1%