Planning Team’s performance is the best on record

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Posted on: 11 July 2017

The Planning Team at North Devon Council is celebrating its best performance on record.

Both the Planning Development Management and Planning Support teams not only met their performance targets for quarter four of the financial year 2016/17 but they got over 95% in each area. This makes 2016/17 the best year on record for the team.*

Their performance is as follows:

  • 100% (target 60%) of major applications determined within agreed timescales
  • 98% (target 65%) of minor applications determined within agreed timescales
  • 98% (target 80%) of all other applications were also determined within agreed timescales

The update on the team’s performance was given to the council’s Executive during their meeting on Monday 3 July (2017) as part of the quarterly performance and financial management report.

Lead Member for Strategic Planning at North Devon Council, Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, says: “This is fantastic news for the team and the council, I congratulate them all for their hard work in not only meeting but exceeding their targets. We’re lucky in North Devon to have such an experienced and balanced team of officers, which enables us to confidently cater for any type of application that we receive for development across the district.

“The team works well together to build good working relationships with applicants. When an application is very large and complex officers work constructively with applicants to get the best possible scheme for their project right from the start. This can include explaining expected timescales to determine the application and extensions of time if needed, to make sure the team can work efficiently and make the best use of resources.”

* Performance of Planning Development Management and Planning Support teams – 2016/2017

  • 78% (target 60%) of major applications determined within agreed timescales
  • 94% (target 65%) of minor applications determined within agreed timescales
  • 99% (target 80%) of all other applications were also determined within agreed timescales

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