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Scotland planning applications down

Planning applications in Scotland have fallen in the last year, according to figures from the chief statistician.

The number of planning applications decided by Scotland’s planning authorities decreased from 47,220 in 2008/09 to 40,368 in 2009/10, a decrease of 14.5%. During the same period, there was a decrease of 7% in the number of applications received

There was a small increase in the number of local applications decided within two months from 62.2% in 2008/09 to 63.4% in 2009/10. The percentage of major applications decided in under four months declined from 38.7% in 2008/09 to 37% in 2009/10.

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