Planning Performance Framework

The Planning Performance Framework (PPF), introduced by planning authorities in 2012, was developed by Heads of Planning Scotland (HOPS), in conjunction with the Scottish Government. The Framework captures key elements of a high-performing planning service and comprises a mix of qualitative and quantitative performance measures that provides a toolkit of indicators. It offers a balanced measurement of the overall quality of each planning service and is used to promote continuous improvement.

All planning authorities, strategic development plan authorities and seven key agencies prepare a PPF report annually, receiving feedback on their reports from the Scottish Government. PPF reports assess performance against a set of Performance Markers agreed by the High Level Group on Planning Performance. The Group, established in 2013, consists of representatives from Scottish Government, Heads of Planning Scotland, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, the Society of Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland and the Royal Town Planning Institute.


2020/21 Reports


2019/20 Reports

Please note some PPF reports this year will only include Key Marker information.


2018/19 Reports


2017/18 Reports


2016/17 Reports


2015/16 Reports


2014/15 Reports


2013/14 Reports

2012/13 Reports


2011/12 Reports

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