Why more councils could follow Chorley and Fareham into ‘special measures’ for poor planning performance

Two councils in Lancashire and Hampshire have been designated in “special measures” by the secretary of state for having too many application decisions overturned at appeal. The government appears to be taking a tougher line with poor decision-making performance by local authorities, say observers, and with a general election on the way, more councils could be similarly penalised.

by David Blackman

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