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Publication - Statistics Publication

Planning performance statistics: annual and quarterly reports, 2012-2016

Published: 20 Jul 2016
Part of:
Building, planning and design, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786523594

Statistics on planning decision-making and timescales between the periods 2012 to 2013 and 2015 to 2016.

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Contents
Planning performance statistics: annual and quarterly reports, 2012-2016
12. Local Developments by Planning Authority, 2015/16

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12. Local Developments by Planning Authority, 2015/16

Since a few legacy cases can skew results, particularly at planning authority level, results in this section are only given for post 3rd August applications. Results for all applications can be found in the detailed excel tables at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Planning

12.1 Local Developments - by development type, 2015/16

Chart 51: Local developments by planning authority and development type, 2015/16 1

Chart 51: Local developments by planning authority and development type, 2015/161
1. The number in brackets gives the total number of local development decisions by planning authority (excluding processing agreements). See Section 2 for further details of processing agreements

The chart shows information on the case mix for each planning authority, ordered by the most frequent (householder) applications. For the sixteen planning authorities from East Renfrewshire to Stirling over half of decisions made on local developments were for householder applications. At the other end of the scale, in Cairngorms there were no decisions for householder applications. The case mix may have an influence on overall average decision times within a particular authority. For example, given that householder applications are on average decided more quickly than other types, it might be expected that overall average decision times will be lower for those planning authorities that have a higher proportion of householder applications in their case mix.

12.2 Local Developments - average decision times, 2015/16

The chart below shows the average decision times for local developments ordered by the number of decisions made for local developments in each planning authority. In total there were 28,765 decisions made on local developments in 2015/16 with an overall average decision time of 9.8 weeks.

Chart 52: Local developments by planning authority, 2015/16: Number of decisions.

Chart 52: Local developments by planning authority, 2015/16: Number of decisions.

Chart 53: Local developments by planning authority, 2015/16: Average decision time (weeks).

Chart 53: Local developments by planning authority, 2015/16: Average decision time (weeks).

It should be expected that Cairngorms has a longer average decision time as they have no householder applications in their case mix. Also Cairngorms do not receive planning applications directly but are notified of applications which have been made to those planning authorities within the national park boundaries. Cairngorms may then decide to call applications in for their determination. Planning applications are likely to have already been in the system for a number of weeks before being transferred to Cairngorms. Due to these reasons average times for Cairngorms applications can be expected to be higher than those of the other planning authorities.

Glasgow City Council suffered an IT server failure on 14th December 2015 and normal working practices were suspended over the course of the failure (15th December 2015 to 22nd February 2016). The failure of the IT system had a detrimental effect on Glasgow City planning service's ability to process planning applications in the normal way, which consequently has had a marked effect on their planning performance for quarter 4 of 2015/16. In turn this has also had an effect on overall 2015/16 annual averages for Glasgow City.

12.3 Local Developments - percentages under two months, 2015/16

The following chart shows the percentages of decisions made in under two months ordered by the total number of decisions made by each planning authority.

Chart 54: Local developments by planning authority, 2015/16: Percentages under 2 months

Chart 54: Local developments by planning authority, 2015/16: Percentages under 2 months

At Scotland level the percentage of decisions made in less than two months was 73.4%. Aberdeenshire made the most decisions on local developments (2,685) and 76.1% of these were made in less than 2 months.

The following table is an extract from Annual, 2015/16 - Table 4 and allows comparison with results from the previous three years.

Table 7: Local Applications: Average Time & Percentage under 2 months

Planning Authority 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/15 2015/16
Number of applications Percent Under 2 Months Overall Average Time (weeks) Number of applications Percent Under 2 Months Overall Average Time (weeks) Number of applications Percent Under 2 Months Overall Average Time (weeks) Number of applications Percent Under 2 Months Overall Average Time (weeks)
Aberdeen City 1,189 52.6% 11.9 1,227 52.2% 12.5 1,170 36.3% 14.4 1,140 46.7% 12.2
Aberdeenshire 3,075 62.7% 15.4 2,913 69.9% 12.2 2,982 65.5% 11.9 2,685 76.1% 10.7
Angus 763 80.3% 9.2 798 75.3% 8.2 737 80.6% 9.1 727 77.4% 9.2
Argyll & Bute 1,061 69.2% 11.6 1,083 76.3% 10.3 1,097 77.8% 9.5 996 73.4% 9.2
Cairngorms NP 48 8.3% 18.3 46 19.6% 17.7 37 13.5% 21.3 7 14.3% 14.6
Clackmannanshire 192 84.9% 7.8 197 92.4% 6.8 184 94.0% 6.4 195 87.2% 6.5
Dumfries & Galloway 1,264 46.8% 12.9 1,485 50.3% 11.9 1,860 69.4% 9.5 1,110 66.9% 9.8
Dundee City 377 84.1% 7.0 438 81.7% 7.6 401 81.8% 7.8 462 77.1% 8.1
East Ayrshire 492 60.4% 11.7 430 68.6% 13.0 429 62.0% 12.7 432 69.2% 11.8
East Dunbartonshire 662 84.1% 10.1 618 90.3% 8.7 623 92.5% 8.6 646 86.5% 9.4
East Lothian 738 83.3% 11.6 840 86.5% 10.7 749 87.0% 9.7 785 85.4% 9.0
East Renfrewshire 546 84.2% 8.3 581 85.0% 7.3 606 87.5% 7.0 600 91.8% 6.9
Edinburgh, City of 2,069 82.4% 8.3 2,148 80.6% 8.6 2,219 78.2% 9.1 2,253 79.0% 9.4
Falkirk 507 65.9% 11.7 514 79.6% 8.8 512 78.1% 8.9 493 80.3% 9.4
Fife 1,751 64.2% 12.8 1,756 60.3% 12.7 1,899 55.8% 11.9 1,768 58.9% 11.3
Glasgow City 1,403 69.6% 11.3 1,584 67.5% 11.0 1,503 69.3% 10.7 1,565 63.9% 10.6
Highland 2,436 67.3% 11.4 2,597 70.7% 10.6 2,383 70.9% 10.7 2,487 68.6% 10.6
Inverclyde 306 82.4% 7.7 303 86.8% 7.1 270 91.9% 7.0 279 91.0% 6.7
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NP 237 59.9% 12.3 201 63.7% 12.0 193 56.5% 12.2 223 39.0% 12.3
Midlothian 444 74.8% 10.8 424 85.1% 10.0 423 87.0% 8.4 488 83.0% 8.7
Moray 817 67.2% 14.9 856 83.3% 10.1 789 92.6% 7.2 718 94.6% 7.2
Na h-Eileanan Siar 413 59.1% 10.7 400 60.5% 9.8 353 64.3% 11.1 317 65.9% 8.6
North Ayrshire 457 90.8% 7.7 495 96.0% 6.2 471 97.7% 5.7 454 98.7% 5.3
North Lanarkshire 875 73.7% 11.3 917 87.5% 8.4 838 73.3% 9.2 858 68.9% 9.6
Orkney Islands 609 46.1% 10.7 381 62.7% 10.6 365 67.4% 9.0 435 64.4% 8.6
Perth & Kinross 1,449 69.4% 10.2 1,495 73.5% 10.3 1,412 72.1% 9.5 1,407 81.8% 9.1
Renfrewshire 556 78.8% 9.2 566 80.7% 7.8 532 80.8% 7.7 554 72.0% 8.6
Scottish Borders 947 64.2% 13.9 907 69.7% 16.6 912 68.0% 15.0 884 73.6% 12.1
Shetland Islands 286 68.2% 11.0 356 57.0% 11.0 294 57.1% 9.6 313 47.0% 12.3
South Ayrshire 722 86.7% 7.6 693 90.8% 7.1 736 79.5% 7.9 687 90.4% 6.4
South Lanarkshire 1,274 68.8% 11.9 1,327 67.3% 13.1 1,431 71.1% 10.9 1,375 72.8% 10.3
Stirling 580 78.4% 9.7 630 77.6% 9.5 579 73.7% 9.5 596 68.1% 10.3
West Dunbartonshire 213 83.1% 9.3 208 75.5% 9.8 180 75.0% 8.5 208 69.2% 8.8
West Lothian 574 73.2% 12.0 612 77.8% 9.2 570 83.9% 8.0 618 82.4% 8.7
SCOTLAND 29,332 69.4% 11.4 30,026 72.7% 10.6 29,739 72.1% 10.1 28,765 73.4% 9.8

South Ayrshire, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City have seen the biggest improvements in the percentage of decisions made in less than two months between 2014/15 to 2015/16.


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