Planning Applications

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:17 am on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin Shadow Minister without Portfolio 11:17 am, 7th April 2010

Again, I know that the Minister does not want to dwell on this particular case but, to illustrate the general point, I point out that there has indeed been an application to the local government ombudsman. The general problem lies in the fact that it is not at all clear whether whatever ruling the local government ombudsman might eventually give, in any case, would have any effect on the validity of the planning permission. We are, therefore, back to another process that does not seem to solve the problem.

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Trevor Nunn
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 12:22 pm (Report this annotation)

The findings and recommendations of a Local Government Ombudsman are not mandatory and can be ignored with impunity by the public authority concerned.