Neighbourhood Development Plans: Appeals

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Conservative, Eastleigh

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of planning applications which are contrary to an adopted neighbourhood plan and that have gone to an inspector's decision are decided in favour of that plan.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

Holding answer received on 23 February 2017

We do not hold the information requested.

An adopted neighbourhood plan is part of the Development Plan for an area. Statute requires that planning applications are determined in accordance with the Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Such material considerations can be wide-ranging though must be related to planning. Where a proposal is judged to be contrary to the Development Plan, the decision maker (Inspector) must then apply judgment to the weight that those considerations should attract in deciding whether to approve permission. S/he may grant permission if s/he judges the considerations to outweigh the conflict with the Development Plan policy.

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