Legal viewpoint: Are applicants allowed to determine their own applications?

This question was posed to me recently and the enquirer was very surprised to learn that, yes, local authorities, or indeed the secretary of state, can grant themselves planning permission. Such entities are used to acting in different capacities, wearing their different "hats" when making decisions.

by Kathryn Hampton

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: planning.support@haymarket.com

Call: 020 8267 8121

FREE TRIAL

  • 14 days access to subscriber-only content

Register

SUBSCRIBE

Prices from £350 /pa*

  • Full access to planningresource.com for 12 months with quarterly print issues
  • Track the latest CIL developments with our live table
  • Easily keep up-to-date with the essential planning news, analysis, and policy amendments by having it delivered directly to you with the Planning Daily bulletin

Choose a Package

*For bespoke corporate packages please email dcs@haymarket.com or call us on 01452 835820.