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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22983: Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 3 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many planning applications for new build residential properties have been refused by a planning authority but successfully appealed to the Scottish Ministers since 2007, broken down by (a) planning authority, (b) year, (c) applicant and (d) size of proposed development.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 14 May 2019

The information requested is given in the tables entitled “Planning appeals allowed, broken down by planning authority and by year" and "Planning appeals allowed, broken down by appellant and size of development", a copy of which has been placed in the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (Bib number 60674).

Case files held by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) are generally retained for 10 years from the date of the decision prior to being destroyed. Therefore some of the information sought (from 2007 until April 2009) is not held. The information within the tables provided relates to decisions issued by DPEA from the period 07-05-2009 to 06-05-2019 (inclusive).

DPEA has been recording appeals for developments of '10 or more houses' since 1 January 2015. This category was added to the existing descriptive categories of 'single dwelling' and 'more than one house'. Therefore appeals received prior to that date, which may fit into the category of 'more than 10 houses' are recorded in the relevant table(s) but may be included in the data within the category of 'more than one house'.