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Planning and Building Standards Performance

Quarterly returns are available for Development Management and Building Standards.

The link below sets out our target time-scales against our actual average response times for each quarter.

The Scottish Government in conjunction with planning authorities introduced a new planning performance framework (PPF) in 2012 based on a balanced scorecard approach detailing:

  • speed of decision-making
  • certainty of time scales, process and advice
  • delivery of good quality development
  • project management
  • clear communications and open engagement

The framework gives a measure of the quality of the planning service and is used to identify and encourage ongoing improvements.

Planning application performance

We provide quarterly performance statistics to the Scottish Government relating to the average time it takes us to determine different types of planning application. These figures can be viewed on the Scottish Government website:


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