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29/07/2014

Planning performance improves, stats suggest

Words: Roger Milne

The average decision time taken for local developments in Scotland in 2013/14 was 10.6 weeks, almost six days quicker than for the previous year, according to the latest figures on planning performance released by Scotland’s chief statistician

The average decision time for a major development was 34.6 weeks, more than 12 days quicker than last year.

The total number of local development decisions increased by 2.4 per cent from 29,330 in 2012/13 to 30,030 in 2013/14.

The average decision time for local developments (excluding legacy cases) has improved by almost 6 days to 10.6 weeks for the year 2013/14, from 11.4 weeks in the previous year. The percentage of local developments decided within two months has improved to 72.7 per cent in 2013/14, compared to 69.4 per cent in the previous year.

The total number of major development decisions increased by 29.8 per cent from 238 in 2012/ 13 to 309 in 2013/14. The average decision time for major developments (excluding legacy cases) has improved by more than twelve days to 34.6 weeks for the year 2013/14, down from 36.3 weeks in 2012/13.

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