Planning decisions: A ‘proper whack’ mistake

Nicola Gooch considers how and if a mistaken planning decision can be rectified Local planning authorities simply do not have the legal power to unilaterally reverse a planning decision once it has been issued. Planning has had rather a torrid time in the press over the last few weeks. On 8 September, the Daily Mail …
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Cases Referenced

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