The Annual Report and Accounts sets out the Inspectorates performance and financial position for the year, during which the organisation achieved a great deal:
- the proportion of appeals meeting the Planning Guarantee increased from almost 85% to over 93%
- all Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) casework met the statutory targets, including the fiftieth NSIP to be decided since the start of the Planning Act (2008) regime
- all Development Plans and Community Infrastructure Levy schedules were examined within agreed timescales*in Wales, the Inspectorate exceeded tighter targets of 85% for both planning and enforcement appeals
The report acknowledges that in several areas of the planning appeals service the organisation fell short of meeting its targets, resulting in many customers experiencing significant delays. The Performance summary at Section 1.1d sets out in more detail what has been achieved, and what continues to be done to improve performance during 2016/17.