Which Councils had the most decisions overturned at appeal in 2016-2017?
An article published by the Planning Resource on March 4th 2019 highlighted which local authorities have had the most decisions overturned at appeal and are over the ‘special measures’ threshold of 10%. This results in cause for concern regarding the quality of decision-making in these particular areas.
The four local authorities identified in research carried out between 2016 and 2017 by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government include the Peak District National Park Authority, London Borough of Bromley, South Lakeland District Council and Harlow Council. Two counties were also recognised as over the threshold – these include the Isle of Wight and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Authorities identified as under-performing can be bypassed by developers who will be able to submit planning applications directly to PINS under the ‘special measures programme’.