Westminster Hall Debate on ‘Planning by Appeal’ today

BBC

In Westminster Hall (1.30pm – 4.30pm) there’s a backbench debate on planning, housing supply and the countryside, led by Nick Herbert, Laurence Robertson and Anne Main.

The central point they want to make is the need to keep faith with the promise of localism in planning, and to avoid a return to “planning by appeal” in which local rulings are challenged and overturned.

There is growing concern amongst MPs about this issue, and Mr Herbert will be calling for the government to give proper weight to emerging neighbourhood and local plans, and to address infrastructure issues in its new guidance.

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One thought on “Westminster Hall Debate on ‘Planning by Appeal’ today

  1. If you have no Local Plan and no 5 year land supply, “planning by appeal” is all that is left, and there is near certainty that most appeals will be granted.

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