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Planning performance statistics 2020/2021: quarterly (April 2020 to September 2020)

This report presents summary statistics on planning application decision-making timescales for April to September 2020, as well as historic data back to 2016/17. It is based on data collected from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

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10. Legacy Cases

One legacy case was decided in each of the first two quarters. In quarter one the decided application was not subject to a processing agreement while the legacy application in quarter two was subject to a processing agreement. 

Tables 4 to 7 show the legacy cases decided in the first six months of 2020/21 by planning authority and development type. 

Quarter 1 2020/21 - Decided legacy applications without processing agreements

Table 4
Local Authority Number of Legacy Cases Average Decision Time (weeks)
West Lothian1 1 298.9
Total  1 298.9
Table 5

Development Type

Number of Legacy Cases

Average Decision Time (weeks)

Housing - Local1

1

298.9

Total 

1

298.9

Quarter 2 2020/21 - Decided legacy applications with processing agreements

                                                       

Table 6
Local Authority Number of Legacy Cases % Meeting Agreed Timescales
East Lothian 1 100
Total  1 100
Table 7
Development Type Number of Legacy Cases % Meeting Agreed Timescales
Housing - Local 1 100
Total  1 100

1. These legacy cases had time removed from the decision time calculation where delays were caused by the applicant or external consultees, outwith the planning authority's control.

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