Housebuilders can win permission direct from ministers if councils are too slow – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2013 in environmental protection, housing, local government, news, planning by tracey

“Builders will be able to bypass councils and appeal directly to ministers to push through controversial housing schemes, ministers have said. Currently, major developments are usually decided by votes in a committee of councillors. However under new powers ministers can step in if the local authorities repeatedly drag their feet over decisions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2013