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Publication - Statistics Publication

Planning performance statistics: third quarter, 2016-2017

Published: 4 Apr 2017
Part of:
Building, planning and design, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786528919

Summary of statistics on planning decision-making and timescales, as well as historic data going back to 2012 to 2013.

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Planning performance statistics: third 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 3 1,2

Planning Authority Total applications decided in 2016/17 Q3 Number of applications with clock stopped Percentage of applications with clock stopped Average length of time clock stopped (weeks)
Aberdeen City 307 34 11.1% 17.3
Aberdeenshire 479 3 0.6% 22.3
Angus 179 2 1.1% 54.2
Argyll & Bute 307 6 2.0% 58.3
Cairngorms NP 0 0 - -
Clackmannanshire 51 0 0.0% -
Dumfries & Galloway 278 3 1.1% 37.1
Dundee City 141 9 6.4% 23.0
East Ayrshire 132 19 14.4% 34.3
East Dunbartonshire 196 11 5.6% 5.0
East Lothian 248 1 0.4% 237.1
East Renfrewshire 175 7 4.0% 19.0
Edinburgh, City of 913 0 0.0% -
Falkirk 128 1 0.8% 20.9
Fife 723 1 0.1% 12.6
Glasgow City 692 37 5.3% 30.2
Highland 728 4 0.5% 41.5
Inverclyde 108 8 7.4% 19.1
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NP 78 2 2.6% 55.6
Midlothian 115 3 2.6% 48.2
Moray 133 5 3.8% 3.5
Na h-Eileanan Siar 101 0 0.0% -
North Ayrshire 167 5 3.0% 6.6
North Lanarkshire 273 8 2.9% 13.6
Orkney Islands 136 11 8.1% 13.4
Perth & Kinross 357 21 5.9% 22.6
Renfrewshire 151 13 8.6% 12.3
Scottish Borders 194 0 0.0% -
Shetland Islands 85 6 7.1% 18.1
South Ayrshire 200 1 0.5% 9.4
South Lanarkshire 419 12 2.9% 16.5
Stirling 156 1 0.6% 78.3
West Dunbartonshire 70 16 22.9% 14.9
West Lothian 171 19 11.1% 25.3
SCOTLAND 8,591 269 3.1% 23.4

1. Processing Agreements are not included in this analysis.
2. Includes Legacy Cases

For quarter three of 2016/17 there were 29 planning authorities who gave details for a total of 269 applications decided where the clock was stopped. This compares with 284 applications for 29 planning authorities in the previous quarter.


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