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Lack of up-to-date local plan will continue to leave LAs vulnerable at appeal

Date: 10/2/2017

A tightening of the special measures performance regime could see councils penalised for the first time for having too many major decisions overturned on appeal, an analysis by Planning magazine suggests.

Planning reports that, according to the DCLG data, no council had more than 20 per cent of decisions overturned on appeal over the two-year period - the previous benchmark. However, seven district authorities had more than ten per cent of major decisions overturned over the two-year period, as did two county matters authorities. 

Bob Bennett, the Planning Officers Society's Chair of its Development Management Network, said it was noticeable that many of the authorities concerned lacked an up-to-date local plan, leaving them vulnerable to appeal. 

BobBennett_web.jpg Bob Bennett

 

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