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Planning Performance Statistics 2020/21: Annual

Summary statistics on planning application decision-making timescales for 2020/21 with historic data going back to 2012/13. It is based on data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

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7. Approval Rates

The overall rate of approvals[3] was 94.5%, the highest approval rate since the start of this data collection in 2012/13.

Table 4: Percentage of all applications approved in period
2020/21 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
94.5% 94.2% 93.7% 93.7% 94.2% 93.8% 93.9% 94.1% 92.8%

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