Consistency In Planning Decisions Not a Necessity


Just because one planning authority behaves in a particular way, that does not mean another has to behave in the same way. That simple point scuppered a claim by objectors to a property development who contended that on the same facts a different decision would normally have been reached.

Given that there was no procedural error in the way the decision had been reached by the planning officer and the full facts were considered, the planning authority’s reasons for the grant of permission were adequate.
The moral of the story is that if a planning permission is to be successfully opposed, the sooner the opposition is organised the better.

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