Per a report, of 78 appeals recommended for approval by council planning officers, but rejected by councillors in 2017, 65% were overturned.
This means 6,000 homes were approved.
Additionally, it was determined that 40% of homes were approved on appeal when an officer’s recommendation was refusal, and councillors also rejected the application in the report “Refused for Good Reason”.
In 35% of circumstances (4,000 dwelling), councillors were supported in overturning officer recommendations.
Per public body Sport England, in the scenario of planning applications advancing for permission, figures would imply that playing fields are being protected.
1,138 out of 1,200 (95%) of concluded planning applications that affected playing fields in 2015 & 2016 improved or safeguarded sports provision were seen by public body Sport England, as a statutory consultee.
Any developments that could ultimately cause the loss of a sports playing field require the local council to get in contact with Sport England.
Following a ruling that Bird & Bird had acted negligently over their clients purchase of a £26m property in Camden, London, they have lost their efforts to set aside a ruling.
I really do sympathise with 2Birds enormously and feel this is unfair. You might think it is strange that I say that, and suggest that my business has an interest in them losing. It does, but that does not change the fact that I feel 2Birds attempted to be diligent and thorough and yet have been hung out (I will tell you how this can be avoided later). I applaud every solicitor that wants to do a thorough and proper job on every case, and I really resent cheap conveyancing that does the bare minimum. This judgment punishes the former approach. I still maintain that the expansion of the school in question would not have made a jot of difference to the value of this investment property. This is proved by the fact that Elizabeth Murdoch paid £3 million more for the same property after Orientfield Holdings served a notice of rescission before completion.
This whole case hangs on the responsibility of the solicitor providing a Plansearch report to also produce a summary of its contents.