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Infrastructure Planning Commission: Appeals

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th May 2008.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Treasury), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what provision for appeals against decisions made by the Infrastructure Planning Commission she plans to put in place; and what role the Planning Inspectorate will play in such procedures.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

Under the proposals in the Planning Bill, decisions made by the Infrastructure Planning Commission will be challengeable through a claim for judicial review rather than through an appeal mechanism.

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Paul Dawson
Posted on 16 Jul 2008 4:02 pm (Report this annotation)

Presumably this will be much more expensive and is designed to discourage challenges-where does this leave political accountability?