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Planning Performance Statistics July - September 2012

Statistics on planning performance in Scotland have been released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

The main findings are:

  • The number of planning applications decided by Scotland’s planning authorities in the three-month period from July to September 2012 was 9,636, a decrease from the previous quarter.
  • The average decision time for local applications was 11.7 weeks, a decrease from 12.6 weeks for the previous quarter. 
  •  The average decision time for the 89 major applications was 80.6 weeks, an increase from 62.1 weeks for the previous quarter. Included in local and major applications are 155 planning applications that were subject to consideration and conclusion of planning/legal agreements before the decisions could be issued.
  •  The approval rate for all applications from July to September 2012 was 93.0%.

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