Planning Application Performance
There are national targets set for how quickly councils decide planning applications, which are set by the department for Communities and Local Government.
The following charts illustrate how well we are doing in meeting these targets. Applications are categorized into three main types:
'Majors’ are defined as residential developments of 10 or more units, or retail/commercial developments of more than 1000 square metres of additional floor space. The national target is 60% and in 2014/2015 we achieved 85%
‘Minors’ are defined as residential developments of less than 10 units, or retail/commercial developments of 1000 square metres or less of additional floor space. The national target is 65% and in 2014/2015 we achieved 80%
‘Others’ are defined as applications for advertisement consent, changes of use, listed building and conservation area consents and all householder applications. The national target is 80% and in 2014/2015 we achieved 79%
These results illustrate that we continually exceed the national targets, with the exception of ‘others’, which fell 1% below the national target in 2014/2015.
Our work and performance is kept under regular review in an attempt to maintain the drive for continuing improvements.
Last Updated : 8th January 2016