Planning Permission: Restaurants

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th September 2015.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to amend planning legislation to remove the right of appeal for applicants to open fast food take-away restaurants located in close proximity to schools which have been rejected by a planning committee.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

We believe that any applicant who has been refused permission to develop their own land in a way that they would wish should have the option of an impartial appeal. We have no plans to remove existing rights of appeal.

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