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Publication - Statistics Publication

Planning performance statistics: annual and quarterly reports, 2016-2017

Published: 25 Jul 2017
Part of:
Building, planning and design, Statistics

Statistics on planning decision-making and timescales between the periods 2012 to 2013 and 2016 to 2017.

59 page PDF


59 page PDF


Planning performance statistics: annual and quarterly reports, 2016-2017
An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

59 page PDF


An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

Official and National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. Both undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs and are produced free from any political interference.

Correspondence and enquiries

For enquiries about this publication please contact:

Planning Statistics,
Communities Analysis Division,
Telephone: 0131 244 0439,

For general enquiries about Scottish Government statistics please contact:
Office of the Chief Statistician, Telephone: 0131 244 0442,

How to access background or source data

The data collected for this statistical bulletin
☐ are available in more detail through

☒ are available via excel spreadsheets on the Planning Statistics webpages at:

Details for individual planning applications are also available on planning authorities' eplanning websites.

☐ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors.

☐ cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis as Scottish Government is not the data controller.

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EH1 3DG, Telephone: (0131) 244 0302, e-mail

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