Planning performance statistics: third quarter 2017-2018

This report presents the latest summary statistics on planning, decision-making, and timescales for October to December 2017 (quarter 3).

8. Appeals and Local Reviews

Local Review Bodies [4] dealt with 132 cases in the third quarter of 2017/18, 60.6 per cent of which had the original decision upheld. In the previous quarter 58.8 per cent (of 131 cases) had the original decision upheld and the corresponding percentage was 59.8 per cent (of 127 cases) for quarter three in 2016/17.

In addition 71.4 per cent (of 77 cases) of appeals to Scottish Ministers in quarter three of 2017/18 had the original decision upheld. This compares with 56.0 per cent (75 cases) for the previous quarter and 53.5 per cent (71 cases) for quarter three of 2016/17 ( Quarter 3, 2017/18 – Tables 16 & 17).


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