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Tonight sees the usual meeting of the Council’s planning committee, to consider applications put before them. For those interested you can read the full PDF here on the council’s site of planned business, which includes The Hand in Chirk changing use as we reported on here.

At the meeting the quarterly statistics of how the council processes planning applications will also be presented, giving the breakdown from July to September this year of type and speed of application processing.

The stats show that in the four areas stated with targets all four are over target:

Performance Against Target Target Actual
Major Applications within 13 weeks 30.00% 34.00%
Minor Applications within 8 weeks 60.00% 71.00%
Householder within 8 weeks 85.00% 86.00%
All others within 8 weeks 75.00% 83.00%

 

For context here are the previous two quarter’s worth of similar data:

April-June 2012 showed:

Performance Against Target Target Actual
Major Applications within 13 weeks 30.00% 50.00%
Minor Applications within 8 weeks 60.00% 65.00%
Householder within 8 weeks 85.00% 89.00%
All others within 8 weeks 75.00% 85.00%

 

January-March 2012 showed:

Performance Against Target Target Actual
Major Applications within 13 weeks 30.00% 0.00%
Minor Applications within 8 weeks 60.00% 65.00%
Householder within 8 weeks 85.00% 81.00%
All others within 8 weeks 75.00% 83.00%

The stats also say how many, and what percentage, of applications are granted or refused. Currently for 2012 the breakdown is:

  • 86% (155) of applications in July-September were granted.
  • 90% (172) of applications in April-June were granted.
  • 92% (142) of applications in January-March were granted.

Looking at the figures, out of 108 applications heard at Committee during the three periods noted above only 13 were refused – a figure of 12%.

For those interested these documents also give a full breakdown on the types of applications eg. Offices, Industry, Household and the like.

The full PDF documents can be viewed here, with April-June stats here and January to March stats here.