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Planning Permission

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will examine possible ways of limiting the opportunities for developers to submit fresh applications for planning permissions for new developments in residential areas after their appeals against local authority decisions are dismissed by inspectors' inquiries.

No. Such a limitation would unjustifiably restrict development which might reasonably be permitted if, for example, circumstances chanhed following the dismissal of an appeal or the developer revised his scheme to take account of objections. An appellant who unreasonably persists in taking a second appeal to inquiry may be at risk of having cost awarded against him.