Other 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.

The information on this page is updated monthly.


The Council determined 79.76% of other applications within 8 weeks (or agreed extension of time) during 2016/17, compared to 93.24% in 2015/16 and 93.23% in 2014/15. The former national target was 80% within 8 weeks. The Council is striving to continue this upward trend over the coming year without compromising the quality of its decision making and achieving the right outcomes for its customers and the District.

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