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MPs CALL FOR PLANNING RIGHT TO APPEAL

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A committee of MPs yesterday said that people who find that permission has been given for a building, footpath or s...
A committee of MPs yesterday said that people who find that permission has been given for a building, footpath or some other development they do not want near their homes should be given a right of appeal under the planning system.

The Daily Telegraph (p4) reports that MPs also criticised the planning inspectorate for its 'inappropriate and unjustifiably high-handed' attitude towards complaints, the vast majority of which it classified as 'unjustified'.

The commons environment, transport anmd regional affairs committee warned the government that there were many pressures including the Human Rights Act of 1998, 'some of which may shortly require a radical overhaul of the planning system'.

They said the absence of a third party's right to appeal against planning decisions 'goes against the spirit of greater public involvement in planning'.

MPs said: 'We were worried and disappointed that the government does not appear to be giving active consideration to a third party right of appeal, apparently because of the risk of introducing delays into the planning appeals system.'
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