Between November 2019 and March 2020, the Northern Ireland planning statistics underwent an assessment by the Office for Statistics Regulation. A report detailing the findings of this assessment was published in May 2020.
Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch have developed an action plan detailing how and by when the requirements identified in the assessment report were met. This includes a forward work plan which outlines scheduled work and further developments over the coming years. This will be updated on an ongoing basis and can be accessed below.
In December 2020, the UK Statistics Authority Regulatory Committee confirmed National Statistics designation for the Northern Ireland Planning Statistics. This designation means that our statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value as set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics.