Mid Ulster Planning Service within Top 5 Councils
Mid Ulster District Council has ranked in the top 5 performing Councils for average processing time of planning applications in 2020-2021.
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, over 1200 planning applications were decided by the Council, with a 99.2% approval rate of planning applications received, the highest rate of all Councils here.
Mid Ulster received the 3rd highest number of applications in Northern Ireland for the year, with an increase of almost 8% on applications received the previous year.
Speaking on the performance of the planning service, Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Kyle Black said,
These statistics demonstrate very clearly the high performance of the planning service in Mid Ulster, even during a very challenging and difficult year.
I applaud the fantastic work of the planning service, who have continued to deal with one of the highest caseloads of all councils here. Dealing with new challenges and an 8% increase in applications from the previous year, the processing target of 15 weeks was only missed by one week, with Mid Ulster ranking in the top 5 performing Council’s here.
“It is very clear that we have successfully maintained and delivered a vital service, throughout a pandemic, enabling the growth of sustainable development and protecting our local economy.
For more on Planning in Mid Ulster, see Planning.