4. Processing Agreements
Some local authorities use processing agreements where the developer and the local authority agree on timescales for decisions. When an application is subject to a processing agreement it is removed from average decision time calculations and reported separately. In quarter three of 2017/18 there were 530 applications that were subject to a processing agreement, 2 fewer than in the previous quarter, and 74.7 per cent of these were decided within agreed timescales ( Quarter 3, 2017/18 – Table 1).
Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2017/18, Quarter 3
|Category of development||Number of Decisions||% Within Agreed Timescales|