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Publication - Statistics Publication

Planning performance statistics: second quarter, 2016-2017

Published: 14 Dec 2016
Part of:
Building, planning and design, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786526717

This report presents the latest summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for July to September 2016 (Quarter 2).

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Contents
Planning performance statistics: second 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 2 1

Planning Authority Total applications decided in 2016/17 Q2 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 268 17 6.3% 11.8
Aberdeenshire 652 22 3.4% 3.1
Angus 213 5 2.3% 37.3
Argyll & Bute 303 8 2.6% 29.2
Cairngorms NP 0 0 - -
Clackmannanshire 60 2 3.3% 6.9
Dumfries & Galloway 232 1 0.4% 24.1
Dundee City 177 17 9.6% 5.8
East Ayrshire 172 17 9.9% 6.8
East Dunbartonshire 191 16 8.4% 6.7
East Lothian 250 5 2.0% 34.2
East Renfrewshire 163 0 0.0% -
Edinburgh, City of 849 8 0.9% 75.0
Falkirk 173 6 3.5% 27.1
Fife 612 0 0.0% -
Glasgow City 627 25 4.0% 16.7
Highland 677 2 0.3% 64.6
Inverclyde 104 3 2.9% 6.3
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NP 85 7 8.2% 17.1
Midlothian 111 3 2.7% 22.1
Moray 169 4 2.4% 6.5
Na h-Eileanan Siar 89 2 2.2% 19.6
North Ayrshire 149 1 0.7% 4.9
North Lanarkshire 249 5 2.0% 58.5
Orkney Islands 123 18 14.6% 10.9
Perth & Kinross 391 20 5.1% 37.0
Renfrewshire 173 4 2.3% 5.7
Scottish Borders 209 0 0.0% -
Shetland Islands 86 11 12.8% 11.1
South Ayrshire 234 2 0.9% 28.6
South Lanarkshire 399 12 3.0% 15.6
Stirling 173 0 0.0% -
West Dunbartonshire 57 13 22.8% 13.7
West Lothian 183 28 15.3% 6.3
Scotland 8,603 284 3.3% 16.8

1. Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.

For quarter two of 2016/17 there were 29 planning authorities who gave details for a total of 284 applications decided where the clock was stopped. This compares with 289 applications for 30 planning authorities in the previous quarter.


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