Why the Planning Inspectorate is losing ground on its decision-making goals

The latest annual report from the Planning Inspectorate shows that it failed to meet all of its current key ministerial targets around planning appeal determination timescales. A senior figure at the body says it has been concentrating on clearing up a backlog of older cases, while commentators suggest that a focus on progressing inquiries and local plan examinations has meant timescales for other kinds of appeals have slipped.

by Ben Kochan
The Planning Inspectorate headquarters in Bristol
The Planning Inspectorate headquarters in Bristol

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