NEWS IN BRIEF: The London Borough of Southwark's planning processes ...

The London Borough of Southwark's planning processes have been lambasted in an Audit Commission report. District auditor Derek Elliott points to "serious deficiencies and failings" in Southwark's planning and decision-making procedures relating to two applications received from Fairview New Homes (Camberwell). Elliott concluded that statutory obligations were not observed, consultation was "fundamentally flawed" and officers' reports were inadequate. Southwark chief executive Bob Coomber pointed out that the report had found no evidence of corruption. The town hall's planning service will be reviewed and improved in accordance with the auditor's recommendations, he added.

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