Planning & Environment

I was curious about the extent to which DPEA are exercising the new power to decide appeals without any further procedure other than the appeal paperwork. So I checked using the information on their website. To my surprise, of 307 appeals submitted since the new system took effect on 3rd August 2009, only one case has been set down for a public inquiry, five for a hearing, and eight for further written submissions. Of the remainder, almost all are to be determined with only a site visit.

Almost half of the appeals since 3 August have been determined. So it looks like the new system is contributing to speedier determinations. However, the decisions are made apparently with less information before the reporter. So is there an element of rough justice?

Planning & Environment

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Planning & Environment