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Planning decisions - right to appeal petition

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Yalla, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Yalla

    Yalla Well-Known Forumite

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    Petition Give parish councils the right to appeal planning decisions.
    "The planning system is unfair. It is one of the few decision-making processes that gives no right of appeal to affected third parties. The government should introduce a limited third party right of appeal by giving parish councils a right to appeal planning decisions to the Planning Inspectorate.

    There is a fundamental imbalance in the planning system. Under current rules, if a council refuses a planning application, the applicant is allowed to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. If a council approves an application, no one has the right to appeal. With the national presumption in favour of sustainable development throwing the planning system into disarray, in the interest of justice, the government should give parish councils the right to appeal planning decisions."

    There has been lots of discussion on the Forum re planning decisions so I thought some of you may be interested in signing this:-

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110489
     
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  3. 1JKz

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    Signed!
     
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    Signed.
     
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    signed
     
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    As much as I agree that there should be a right to appeal, I have no faith in the busybody NIMBY retired landowners who make up the bulk of any parish council to be able to understand facts or act in the interests of anybody who isn't part of their baby boomers crowd. Parish councils have no real power, democratic process or accountability and it would be unwise to start with this.
     
  7. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Doesn't sound like our Parish Council.
     
  8. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Our Parish Council doesn't seem to have any real powers other than to think it can stick its nose in other people's business. Its members do like to be addressed as Councillor rather than Mr or Miss though if you aren't on first name terms with them as they seem to think they have a superior status to us mere residents.

    I have known local residents associations achieve far more than PCs.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    For the self interest and self importance of some of the 'councillors'.
     
  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    So, if you live within Stafford itself, do you still have a Parish Council, or its equivalent?
     

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