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) was 95.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2017/18, slightly lower than the previous quarter (96.0 per cent), and slightly higher than quarter three in 2016/17 (94.9 per cent) ( Quarter 3, 2017/18 – Table 20).