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3 month target for SofS call-ins not that challenging

Date: 7/4/2017

Planning magazine revealed that a quarter of recovered appeals and call-in decisions are being decided outside a new three-month deadline for secretary of state decisions.

Planning Officers Society (POS) chairman Mike Kiely said: "We are all under tight deadlines so they should practice what they preach. It always surprises me that the government takes so long issuing decisions. Three months is a very generous period, even for very complicated decisions. It's not that challenging a target."

Kiely pointed out that councils also have to meet a three-month deadline for planning but have to do "a lot more" in that time, including consultations.

MikeKiely3web.jpg Mike Kiely

 

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