Planning & Environment

A recent Inner House decision may provide some comfort to planning authorities grappling with the new appeal requirements post planning reform. In Greenland Developments (UK) Limited v Scottish Ministers the courts held that the Reporter had not erred in taking into account the planning authority’s response to an appeal, even though it had been lodged 13 days late! Clearly complying with procedural requirements is the best way to avoid further challenge but as this decision reinforces as long as there is no prejudice then strict adherence to procedure is not always required.

Planning & Environment