Minor applications decided within 8 weeks or agreed extension of time (percentage)

Why and how do we measure this data?

These former national performance measures have been retained by the Council as local indicators because it is important to monitor the speed of decision making for all types of planning applications. This is a useful way to assess how the Council is delivering its planning service, but it is only one measure, and is not intended to be viewed in isolation. The Council is focusing its resources on delivering the right outcomes in relation to the decisions it makes on applications and this sometimes means that proposals take longer to determine. The Government is also likely to introduce national targets for major applications so it is sensible for the Council to monitor its performance in this area. For more information visit our Planning Applications section.

What information can I see?

You will find the information below, both embedded in the web page, in this case as a spreadsheet and a chart, and also available to download in several formats at the bottom of the page which contain further historical data.

The information on this page is updated monthly.


The number of applications decided in target of 8 weeks (or agreed extension of time) during 2016/17 was 75.60% compared to 83.84% during 2015/16. The former national target was 65%. The Council is looking at ways to speed up the process without compromising the quality of decision making, outcomes or the service offered to customers.

Last updated: 31/08/2017
Portfolio Holder:
Cllr Caroline Brook
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