Written Ministerial Statement: Neighbourhood planning

Written Ministerial Statement: Neighbourhood planning

Communities and Local Government has proposed to amend the criteria for considering the recovery of planning appeals by the Secretary of State to include developments of over ten units. The new criterion has been added to the recovery policy and will be applied until 10 July 2015. View the document here.

Recovered planning appeals

A recovered appeal is one where instead of an inspector making a planning decision, he or she writes a report that makes a recommendation on how the appeal should be determined. This is passed to the Secretary of State to make the decision, taking into account the inspector’s recommendation.

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Jen is a solicitor specialising in planning law. She has experience in relation to a range of planning topics, including environmental impact assessment, section 106 agreements, highways orders, compulsory purchase, freedom of information issues, inquiries, judicial review, the Localism Act 2011, the National Planning Policy Framework and major infrastructure projects. After qualifying at Ashurst, Jen worked at Bevan Brittan and subsequently at CMS Cameron McKenna as an associate in the planning team. She worked as an external author for LexisPSL before joining the team in November 2010. She has written for a variety of legal publications, including the New Law Journal, Utilities Week, Planning Resource and The Lawyer. Jen regularly appears on Talking Law videocasts providing legal updates on planning law.