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Planning Performance Statistics 2020/21: Quarterly (October 2020 To March 2021)

Published: 20 Jul 2021

This report presents summary statistics on planning application decision-making timescales for October 2020 to March 2021, 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).

Planning Performance Statistics 2020/21: Quarterly (October 2020 To March 2021)
8. Appeals and Local Reviews

8. Appeals and Local Reviews

Local Review Bodies[4] dealt with 127 cases in the third quarter of 2020/21, 59.1% of which had the original decision upheld. In quarter four there were 124 applications subject to local reviews with 65.3% resulting in the original decision being upheld. In the same period in the previous year 62.2% (of 98 cases) were upheld in quarter three and 62.1% (of 124 cases) in quarter four had their original decisions upheld.

In addition 44.6% (of 65 cases) of appeals to Scottish Ministers in quarter three and 46.4% (of 56 cases) in quarter four had the original decision upheld. This compares with 65.6% (of 65 cases) and 56.7% (of 60 cases) respectively for quarter three and quarter four in 2019/20.


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