FOI Request Planning Department Processes

Request 101001753432

Request relates to planning department processes and resources:
1. What was the average time for approval of a residential planning application in each of the years 2008-2017?
2. What was the average time for approval of an affordable housing planning application in each of the years 2008-2017?
3. What was the average time for approval of a commercial planning application in each of the years 2008-2017?
4. What was the average time for approval of an industrial planning application in each of the years 2008-2017?
5. What was the average time for approval of an amendment to a planning application in each of the years 2008-2017?
6. What is the overall budget for the planning department for 2017/18?
7. What was the planning department budget in the years from 2007/08 to 2016/17? 

8. How many staff are currently employed to process and approve planning applications?

9. How many staff have been employed to process and approve planning applications in each of the last ten years?

Clarification 9-3-2018: 

Please find clarification as per below:

1 – if you don’t keep records in line with our enquiry we would specify:
•         major residential development applications
•         standard / other residential applications
•         commercial development applications
•         Industrial development applications

2 – We seek details on all full-time staff employed in the planning department. This includes:
•         Planning officers
•         Administrative staff
•         Technicians
•         Management

Response 26-03-2018

Average times for major and local housing (3A, 3B), major and local Business & Industry (4A and 4B) shown below).  Included are figures for each type and the overall and have provided both calendar days and working days.

Budget:

2017/18 £883,000
2007/08 to 2009/10 In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that this information is not held.
2010/11 £894,000
2011/12 £1,025,000
2012/13 £1,043,000
2013/14 £875,000
2014/15 £938,000
2015/16 £992,000
2016/17 £990,000

Staff numbers: 

2014 - 33
2015 - 38
2016 - 33
2017 - 37


 

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