We are disappointed in the Government response to the community right of appeal petition so many of you have been signing.
The Government “does not believe that a right of appeal against the grant of planning permission for communities, including parish councils, is necessary. The Government considers that communities already have opportunity to guide and inform local planning issues via Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans, and it would be wrong for them to be able to delay a development at the last minute, through a community right of appeal”.
The Petitions Committee (made up of 11 MPs) will take a look at this petition and its response and could still press the government for action and gather evidence.
Read the full response here.
April 19th 2016.