Argyll planners praised
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.’