appeal procedures were published today for consultation.
In answer to a parliamentary question from Michael Jabez Foster MP
(Hastings and Rye), planning minister Beverley Hughes said:
the effectiveness and efficiency of processing planning enforcement
appeals in England. Comments are invited by 18 February 2000.
'The improvements are proposed as part of the government's continuing
drive to modernise and streamline the planning system. The proposals
are intended to improve the planning inspectorate's service to its
customers. They aim to increase the efficiency of the enforcement
appeals process in the interests of all involved by reducing the time
taken to determine appeals and standardise procedures between
enforcement appeals and ordinary planning appeals wherever
1. This paper is mainly concerned with changes to procedures for
determining enforcement appeals made under section 174 of the Town
and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and
Compensation Act 1991. The Town and Country Planning
(Enforcement)(Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1992 and the Town and
Country Planning (Enforcement Notices and Appeals)Regulations 1991
(as amended by SI 1992/1904 and SI 1992/1492) apply to these
appeals. Some of them are dealt with by means of a hearing, to
which the enforcement hearing code of practice applies.
2. Copies of the consultation paper can be obtained from the
following address: DETR Literature, PO Box 236, Wetherby, West
Yorkshire, LS 23 7NB. Tel: 0870 1226 236. Fax: 0870 1226 237.