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)
5. Legal Agreements

5. Legal Agreements

The timescales for applications with legal agreements are dependent on the nature of the application, the particular complexities involved and the willingness of both the applicant and the planning authority to progress the matter at pace.

5.1 Local developments with Legal Agreements

In the final six months of 2019/20 there were 215 applications for local developments where planning authorities had planning/ legal agreements in place, 26 more than in the same period in the previous year. The average time taken to make decisions on these applications was 24.8 weeks, over ten weeks quicker than the 35.3 weeks for the same period in 2018/19.

Chart 20: Local developments with Legal Agreements
Combined line and bar chart showing annual trends since 2015/16 in number of applications determined and average decision times for local applications with legal agreements

5.2 Major developments with Legal Agreements

In the final six months of 2019/20 there were 38 applications for major developments decided where planning authorities had planning/ legal agreements in place, eight more than in the same period in the previous year. The average time taken to make decisions on these applications was 44.0 weeks, just over three weeks quicker than the 47.2 weeks for the same period in 2018/19.

Chart 21: Major developments with Legal Agreements
Combined line and bar chart showing annual trends since 2015/16 in number of applications determined and average decision times for major applications with legal agreements

Contact

Email: planstats@gov.scot