Planning appeal guide
At present about 80% of planning appeals
are decided following an exchange of written representations
and a site visit (the written method), 16% are decided
following a hearing, and around 4% after an inquiry. We think
that many of the appeals decided following a hearing could be
dealt with equally well, and more quickly, by the written
method without any reduction in the quality of the decision.
Similarly, there are a small number of appeals that are decided
following an inquiry that could be decided by the hearing
procedure or occasionally by the written method.
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