Freedom of information response

Extensions of Time - Planning Applications

Publication date: 
Thursday 4 July 2019
Request: 

1. Confirm the % of applications that have failed to be determined on time for each year since 2016. In my own experience it is 80-90% recently. Can Thurrock Council confirm whether 80-90% is the norm.

2. Confirm the % of jobs getting an extension of time (EOT) for each case officer currently employed by Thurrock Council

3. Confirm which case officer has the best record for applications approved on time

4. Confirm which case officer has the worst record for applications decided late

Response: 

1. Performance is measured by MHCLG from 1 April financial year. The following information shows that 3% of applications (Major category) were determined beyond the statutory timescales in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Year

Majors

Minor

2016/17

3%

0%

2017/18

3%

0%

2018/19

0%

0%

2. Please see below:

2018/19

 

Officer 1

14%

Officer 2

24%

Officer 3

28%

Officer 4

29%

Officer 5

32%

Officer 6

34%

Officer 7

36%

Officer 8

47%

Officer 9

51%

Officer 10

54%

Officer 11

57%

Officer 12

60%

Officer 13

65%

Officer 14

65%

Officer 15

71%

3. All officers achieved 100%

4. N/A, no officer had less than 100%

We have taken Q3 and Q4 on a literal level; because the Officers secured Extension of Time agreements all applications were determined ‘in time’. This information is provided on the basis that it cannot be made exempt.  

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Request reference:
FOI 9033