Planning Permission

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions since 2015 he has used his powers under Schedule 6, Paragraph 3 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to determine a planning application appeal which would otherwise be determined by a person appointed by the Secretary of State.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The process of appeals being determined by the Secretary of State, instead of one of his appointed Inspectors, is known as “recovery”. Figures for the number of appeals recovered is available at:

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