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Planning Decisions

Volume 983: debated on Monday 28 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list his powers in relation to calling in or overruling a planning decision already made by the local planning authority.

The Secretary of State has no power to call in a planning application once it has been determined by the local planning authority. Section 276 of the Town and Country Planning Act

Increase in general rateIncrease (+) or decrease (−) in general rate net of precepts
per cent.per cent.
Ashford17·15+ 18·87
Canterbury16·99+ 17·27
Dartford16·93+ 16·90
Dover16·26+ 10·85
Gillingham17·37+ 25·43
Gravesend18·83+ 35·11
Maidstone15·91+ 8·46
Medway14·69No change
Shepway16·80+ 16·11
Swale14·35No change
Thanet16·90+ 16·75
Tonbridge and Mailing16·06+ 10·69
Tunbridge Wells16·54+ 11·93