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Planning decision times published

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Local Development decisions were quicker in 2016/17. The average decision time for Local Developments (26,986 applications) in 2016/17 was 9.2 weeks, four days quicker than the average of 9.7 weeks in the previous year and the quickest annual figure since the start of this data collection in 2012/13. Local housing applications were decided in an average of 12.7 weeks, one week quicker than the previous year (13.7 weeks). 

Major Development decisions were slower in 2016/17. The average decision time for Major Developments (246 applications) in 2016/17 was 37.0 weeks, six weeks slower than the average of 31.0 weeks in the previous year and the slowest annual figure since the start of this data collection in 2012/13. Major housing applications were decided in an average of 44.9 weeks, more than four weeks slower than the previous year (40.6 weeks).

For the year 2016/17 the overall rate of approvals for all types of application was 94.2% and the delegation rate was 95.3%. These are the highest rates over the past seven years.

Statistics on annual and quarterly planning performance in Scotland have been released today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

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