4. Processing Agreements
Some local authorities use processing agreements where the developer and the local authority agree on timescales for decisions. When an application is subject to a processing agreement it is removed from average decision time calculations and reported separately. In quarter two of 2016/17 there were 396 applications that were subject to a processing agreement, and 82.6% of these were decided within agreed timescales. ( Quarter 2, 2016/17 - Table 1). This is the largest number of applications that have been subject to a processing agreement since the start of this data collection in quarter one of 2012/13.
Table 1: Processing Agreements, 2016/17, Quarter 1
|Category of development||Number of Decisions||% Within Agreed Timescales|