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Planning Appeals

Volume 894: debated on Thursday 26 June 1975

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26.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many planning appeals in the past 12 months have been heard by architects in private practice; and how many of these architects have been heard in other planning appeal cases for the same period.

During the year ended 31st May 1975 there were 42 occasions on which planning appeals were heard by chartered town planners in private practice as architects and planning consultants who had been engaged by the Northern Ireland Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning or its predecessor the Ministry of Development to hear such appeals. In the same period there were 10 occasions on which one or other of these architects appeared at different planning appeal hearings on behalf of appellants. The figure of 42 does not relate to appeals from planning decisions made on and after 1st October 1973; such appeals lie to the Planning Appeals Commission.