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.
|Quarter 3||Quarter 4|
|Category of development||Number of Decisions||% Within Agreed Timescales||Number of Decisions||% Within Agreed Timescales|