Planning Performance Framework

As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to continuous improvement, the Planning Performance Framework has been developed to enable Scotland’s planning authorities to report on their achievements within a national framework which uses a set of agreed performance markers to judge each authority’s performance.

Planning authorities produce an Annual Report which demonstrates significant achievements met in the current year and outlines key service improvements to be made in the following year. The Planning Performance Framework provides a balanced measure of the effectiveness of the planning service across Scotland, helping to identify the benefits good planning can bring to an area and supporting planning authorities to continuously improve their performance.

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2019-2020 (7.9MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2018-2019 (4.4MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2017-2018 (3.7MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2016-2017 (2.0MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2015-2016 (2.1MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2014-2015 (2.3MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2013-2014 (960.1kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework Annual Report 2012-2013 (291.8kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Every year the Scottish Government provides bespoke feedback to each authority indicating the areas where improvements in performance, leading to higher quality outcomes, can be made.

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2018-2019 (403.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2017-2018 (234.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2016-2017 (267.5kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2015-2016 (238.2kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2014-2015 (121.7kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2013-2014 (194.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Planning Performance Framework – Feedback Report 2012-2013 (137.7kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Further information on planning authority performance can be found on the Scottish Government Website (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)