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Publication - Statistics Publication

Planning performance statistics: first quarter, 2016-2017

Published: 5 Oct 2016
Part of:
Building, planning and design, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786524997

The latest summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for April to June 2016.

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Contents
Planning performance statistics: first quarter, 2016-2017
9. Clock Stops

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9. Clock Stops

In some cases it is appropriate to remove a length of time from the total decision time. We have called this process of removing a specific length of time "stopping the clock". This should not be used for every application; it is about recording the data in a way which produces more accurate and relevant performance statistics that would otherwise have been skewed by extreme cases of delay outwith the planning authority's control. The following table shows the number of applications where the clock has been stopped by planning authority.

Table 2: Clock stops by planning authority, 2016/17, Quarter 1 1

Planning Authority Total applications decided in 2016/17 Q1 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 338 47 13.9% 15.3
Aberdeenshire 584 13 2.2% 7.3
Angus 197 4 2.0% 9.0
Argyll & Bute 347 20 5.8% 26.9
Cairngorms NP 2 2 100.0% 11.9
Clackmannanshire 70 3 4.3% 3.4
Dumfries & Galloway 362 3 0.8% 48.6
Dundee City 151 8 5.3% 14.5
East Ayrshire 162 18 11.1% 6.1
East Dunbartonshire 179 10 5.6% 7.1
East Lothian 244 3 1.2% 39.4
East Renfrewshire 174 3 1.7% 35.3
Edinburgh, City of 864 3 0.3% 68.4
Falkirk 161 3 1.9% 32.5
Fife 665 1 0.2% 41.1
Glasgow City 698 24 3.4% 15.5
Highland 658 5 0.8% 101.5
Inverclyde 85 3 3.5% 15.7
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NP 84 1 1.2% 7.0
Midlothian 143 7 4.9% 34.0
Moray 200 2 1.0% 3.9
Na h-Eileanan Siar 117 0 0.0% -
North Ayrshire 165 0 0.0% -
North Lanarkshire 317 17 5.4% 11.4
Orkney Islands 121 15 12.4% 11.8
Perth & Kinross 517 19 3.7% 18.2
Renfrewshire 184 1 0.5% 19.6
Scottish Borders 223 2 0.9% 185.6
Shetland Islands 101 4 4.0% 10.6
South Ayrshire 238 0 0.0% -
South Lanarkshire 468 20 4.3% 10.3
Stirling 254 0 0.0% -
West Dunbartonshire 63 6 9.5% 7.5
West Lothian 191 22 11.5% 16.4
SCOTLAND 9,327 289 3.1% 18.6

1 Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.

For quarter one of 2016/17 there were 30 planning authorities who gave details for a total of 289 applications decided where the clock was stopped. This compares with 341 applications for 31 planning authorities in the previous quarter.


Contact

Email: Planning Statistics, planstats@gov.scot