LGA guidance stresses need for legal advice on planning reports to avoid judicial reviews

Planning committee reports making recommendations to councillors on applications are "fertile ground for judicial review challenges" and planners should consider taking legal advice when drawing up such documents, according to updated Local Government Association (LGA) guidance on probity in planning.

by Michael Donnelly
Planning committees: guidance advises on planning probity (pic: John Hickey, Flickr)
Planning committees: guidance advises on planning probity (pic: John Hickey, Flickr)

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