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Planning Permission: Stoke on Trent

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will call in for examination the decision of the Planning Inspectorate on the application for a development sited at Nashe Drive in Stoke-on-Trent South constituency; and if he will examine the consistency of the Inspectorate's decision in this case with the determinations in previous similar cases in the area. (325761)

Once the decision of the Planning Inspectorate has been issued the Secretary of State cannot call in for his consideration either of the two appeals that have been determined in the Nashe Drive, Stoke on Trent area. The only way that the decision for the change of use to the hot food takeaway which had been refused planning permission could have been reconsidered was if it was successfully challenged in the High Court on a point of law. As the decision was not challenged it is final. The other appeal was allowed subject to conditions.

In respect of the consistency of the decisions each case would have raised different issues and policy considerations and would have been determined on their own planning merits.