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Town and Country Planning Act

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 15th March 2006.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the operation of section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing and Planning)

Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 provides a right to appeal against planning decisions and failure to take such decisions. The right of appeal against refusal of a planning permission is a long-established part of our democratic system. When comprehensive planning controls were first introduced in 1947, Parliament decided that developers should have a right to appeal to the Secretary of State against a decision, or failure to decide an application, which prevented them from developing their land and property as they wished. This right has been carried forward into subsequent legislation and has remained an integral part of the planning system.

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