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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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7. Delegation Rates

Schemes of Delegation identify who will make the planning authority's decision on different types of planning application, whether it is an appointed officer or elected members. Delegation rates measure the proportion of planning decisions that are made by appointed officers. The delegation rate for all applications (including legacy applications) for quarter one was 96.8% and for quarter two was 96.2%.The corresponding rates for the same quarters in the previous year were 95.5% for quarter one and 96.6% for quarter two.

COVID-19 restrictions initially resulted in limited opportunities for committees to meet which will have impacted on the proportion of applications with delegated decisions.

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