Rely on the most comprehensive, up-to-date legal content designed and curated by lawyers for lawyers
Work faster and smarter to improve your drafting productivity without increasing risk
Accelerate the creation and use of high quality and trusted legal documents and forms
Streamline how you manage your legal business with proven tools and processes
Manage risk and compliance in your organisation to reduce your risk profile
Stay up to date and informed with insights from our trusted experts, news and information sources
Access the best content in the industry, effortlessly — confident that your news is trustworthy and up to date.
With over 30 practice areas, we have all bases covered. Find out how we can help
Our trusted tax intelligence solutions, highly-regarded exam training and education materials help guide and tutor Tax professionals
Regulatory, business information and analytics solutions that help professionals make better decisions
A leading provider of software platforms for professional services firms
In-depth analysis, commentary and practical information to help you protect your business
LexisNexis Blogs shed light on topics affecting the legal profession and the issues you're facing
Legal professionals trust us to help navigate change. Find out how we help ensure they exceed expectations
Lex Chat is a LexisNexis current affairs podcast sharing insights on topics for the legal profession
Discuss the latest legal developments, ask questions, and share best practice with other LexisPSL subscribers
The outcome of Bridget Rosewell’s independent review of planning appeal inquiries has triggered a series of headlines focusing on, and welcoming, the proposals to cut the time taken for planning inquiries by half.
The headlines are based on recommendation 21 of the report published on 12 February 2019, the which states that:
The Planning Inspectorate should adopt the following targets for the effective management of inquiry appeals from receipt to decision:
Receipt to decision – within 24 weeks - 90% of cases
Receipt to decision – within 26 weeks - remaining 10% of cases
Receipt to submission of inspector’s report - within 30 weeks - 100% of cases
Those targets compare favourably to the finding, set out at the start of the report, that for the period of 2017/2018, the average time from receipt of an appeal to decision by an inspector following an inquiry was 47 weeks (and longer for recovered appeals and inquiries into called-in applications).
The government has also been quick to say that speeding up decisions in this way can help the government achieve its ambition of delivering 300,000 homes each year by the mid-2020s.
However, what lies beneath the government spin is more nuanced and deserves further commentary.
On the aspect of housing delivery, it is of note that the government’s terms of reference required that the review should focus particularly on the role of planning appeal inquiries in major housing schemes. Nevertheless, the review does not make any specific findings in respect of how inquiries into such sche
Access this article and thousands of others like it free by subscribing to our blog.
Read full article
Already a subscriber? Login
0330 161 1234