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Topic: Re:Re:David Tennant
Posted by: Adam Beamish
Date/Time: 15/12/15 12:46:00

Whilst the national guidance encourages proactive dialogue between an LPA and applicants/agents, as LPA's often point out there is nothing in legislation that requires dialogue/negotiation between the parties when determining an application.

Generally speaking if an application has been subject of pre-app advice the Council may be more conducive to dialogue during determination, or alternatively on major schemes developers often agree a planning performance agreement with an LPA (by paying a substantial sum) which sets out a timetable for the determination process to provide more certainty about timescales and in theory better dialogue). 

But more often than not it comes down to the individual case officer - in my experience some are very good at engaging with agents, others rigidly refuse to do so, and the latter is quite common.

A JR on such grounds wouldn't get anywhere as there is nothing in legislation requiring an LPA to engage with an agent/applicant, and nor is that alone usually the basis for any kind of 'unreasonable behaviour' costs award at appeal, as only in exceptional circumstances will an Inspector awards costs against an LPA in respect of their behaviour prior to an appeal being lodged.

Whilst in my own view they often don't help themselves, it has been a fact for years that planning departments are understaffed - indeed one of my current responsibilities is managing a team of staff who deal with 15% of one London LPA's planning applications because the authority concerned has such a backlog (we do the site visit, prepare the report making the recommendation whether to approve or refuse and ultimately the LPA makes the final decision).  And I know of several others.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
David Tennant12/12/15 18:44:00 Claire Moran
   Re:David Tennant12/12/15 19:31:00 Karen Liebreich
      Re:Re:David Tennant12/12/15 22:13:00 James Weatherley
         Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 00:36:00 John Martin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 08:10:00 Loraine Pemberton
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 09:56:00 Carl Wynne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:00:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:05:00 Carl Wynne
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:45:00 Elizabeth Ross
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:55:00 Paul Pryce
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 17:06:00 Kimberley Whittaker
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 17:33:00 Loraine Pemberton
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 17:27:00 Richard Jennings
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 19:22:00 John Martin
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:00:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:08:00 Julian Pavey
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:10:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:23:00 Julian Pavey
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 23:18:00 Adam Beamish
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 00:25:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 09:10:00 Adam Beamish
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 13:35:00 John Connelly
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 14:16:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 09:35:00 Paul Corcoran
      Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 14:14:00 Basil Finnis
   Re:David Tennant15/12/15 08:51:00 John Martin
      Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 09:56:00 Jonathan Bingham
         Re:Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 12:39:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
      Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 12:46:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 07:19:00 John Martin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 12:53:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 13:30:00 John Martin
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 14:57:00 Adam Beamish
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 06:28:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 12:46:00 Brian May
                        PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 12:53:00 Brian May
                           Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 13:40:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                              Re:Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 13:49:00 Elizabeth Ross
                                 Re:Re:Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 14:14:00 Brian Coyle
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 17:53:00 Cllr Sam Hearn

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