Ar­gyll plan­ners praised

The Oban Times - - News -

AR­GYLL coun­cil’s plan­ning depart­ment has been praised by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment for its pos­i­tive ap­proach to part­ner­ship work­ing and a strong com­mit­ment to cus­tomer care.

It fol­lows sub­mis­sion of the coun­cil’s an­nual plan­ning per­for­mance frame­work – a score­card that all lo­cal au­thor­i­ties must sub­mit to the gov­ern­ment for re­view.

Coun­cil­lor David Kinniburgh, said: ‘ We are de­lighted with this feed­back which shows, once again, that we are one of the top per­form­ing plan­ning au­thor­i­ties in the coun­try, with a real fo­cus on work­ing with de­vel­op­ers to achieve sus­tain­able eco­nomic growth.

‘It high­lighted the fast turn­around times across all plan­ning cat­e­gories, with the av­er­age time taken to de­cide ap­pli­ca­tions be­ing well ahead of the na­tional av­er­age, mean­ing projects can progress much faster.

‘We were also com­mended for our part­ner­ship ap­proach, where the coun­cil’s plan­ning of­fi­cers work closely with ap­pli­cants, pro­vid­ing them with high qual­ity pro­fes­sional ad­vice at each stage of the plan­ning process.’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.