Planning performance statistics 2021/2022: Quarterly (April 2021 to September 2021)

This report presents summary statistics on planning application decision-making timescales for April to September 2021, as well as historic data back to 2017/18. 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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9. Appeals and Local Reviews

Local Review Bodies[4] dealt with 110 cases in the first quarter of 2021/22, 58.2% of which had the original decision upheld. In quarter two there were 103 applications subject to local reviews with 56.3% resulting in the original decision being upheld. In the same period in the previous year 63.6% (of 55 cases) were upheld in quarter one and 64.0% (of 136 cases) in quarter two had their original decisions upheld.

In addition 53.0% (of 66 cases) of appeals to Scottish Ministers in quarter one and 51.4% (of 72 cases) in quarter two had the original decision upheld. This compares with 67.7% (of 34 cases) and 48.6% (of 74 cases) respectively for quarter one and quarter two in 2020/21.



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