A recent survey carried out by Planning Magazine - the journal of the Royal Town Planning Institute has showed that the majority of both Local Authority Planners and Planning Consultants consider that third party rights of appeal should not be introduced. Introducing such rights would inevitably lead to significant delays in bringing developments forward, with schemes at risk of appeals being brought forward by local residents, parish councils or even statutory consultees. Third parties can currently only challenge a decision via the Judicial Review process.
Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy provides specialist town and country planning advice to landowners, householders and developer's alike, and specialises in the West Midlands and Staffordshire area, including Lichfield, Walsall, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Burton-on-Trent, Stafford, Tamworth, Leek, and the rural areas inbetween. If you need help applying for planning permission, have had planning permission refused, or just want some general planning advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.